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The begining of Kenko...

Kenko means “Health” in Japanese.  With the mission to provide fast and  healthy dining options to consumers while furnishing a casual and  relaxing atmosphere, the first Kenko Sushi & Teriyaki store opened  its door in July of 2015 in University Circle, Cleveland.  Being the  owner of a premium Sushi and Hibachi restaurant in Strongsville, Ohio  since 2004, one of the co-founders of Kenko, Shenglong Yu, derived the  idea of a Chipotle-style sushi bar back in 2008, with the Shinto Jin  Teki roll.  That idea really ripened and took off after couple years.  By  streamlining the sushi-making steps, customers could get their sushi  made under two minutes from the time they start ordering to leaving the  establishment.  Based on this concept, Teriyaki and Kung Fu Tea  (currently the fastest expanding bubble tea chain in the country if not  in the world) were added to the menu with the intention of providing  customers with more dining and beverage options, and thus the birth of  Kenko Sushi & Teriyaki.