Sarku Japan

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Sarku Japan
Type Private
Industry Restaurants
Founded 1987
Headquarters Markham, Ontario
Products Japanese cuisine
Beef Teriyaki from Sarku Japan
at the Natick Mall

Sarku Japan is a North American fast food chain specializing in Japanese cuisine such as teriyaki and sushi.[1] Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, the chain has approximately 200 restaurants in 36 U.S. states, frequently sited in large shopping malls and beginning to utilize storefront locations as well.[1] The group was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1987 where it opened its first store; by 1991, they had expanded to 25 locations in 8 states, and by 1999, had opened their 100th location.[2] As of April 2002, the company is headquartered in Markham, Ontario.[2]

"Sarku" does not mean anything in Japanese, and would in fact be difficult for a Japanese person to pronounce, as Japanese does not contain any instances of R followed immediately by another consonant, with no vowel in between. The closest approximation would be サルク saruku.


  1. ^ a b "About Us". Sarku Japan. 
  2. ^ a b "Our History". Sarku Japan. Archived from the original on May 7, 2008. 

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