Japanese restaurant chains or Japanese restaurant franchises are popular with many who wish to enjoy, experience and taste a bit of Asian culture. Similar to other restaurant chains, management responsibilities in Japanese food chains involve ownership of a restaurant's performance. This includes marketing, sales, recruitment, training and customer satisfaction.
A cursory glance at Japanese chain restaurants want ads show that many of the skills required to manage Japanese food franchises can be acquired through proper education and training. If you aspire to be a manager at either Japanese restaurants or even sushi restaurant chains, consider the following to receive proper Japanese restaurant chains management education and training:
1. Enroll in courses to gain a thorough knowledge of Asian cultures. Being comfortable working closely with Asian staff is a given in any Japanese cuisine chain.
2. Become highly knowledgeable about Japanese food, which is a must in the Japanese restaurant business.
3. Earn a degree in restaurant management, the basic skills of which can translate to Japanese restaurant chains management.
Study Asian cultures to successfully manage Asian employees that work in Japanese restaurant chainsJapanese restaurants, including steakhouses and Sushi restaurants, tend to employ chefs and staff knowledgeable in Asian culture and cuisine. An ability to understand Asian culture is helpful to ensure success with training, development and communications.
Pomona College in California offers many courses related to Asian culture in its Asian Studies program. Susquehanna University offers an Asian studies major and minor program. Many of these courses are offered online.
Become an expert in Japanese food, an absolute must in any Japanese food chainsEven though a Japanese restaurant manager is not responsible for actually cooking the food, it is a must that he/she be familiar with the dishes to be able to conduct quality and taste testing that ensures customer satisfaction. A thorough knowledge of Japanese cuisine is also important since a restaurant manager is also responsible for overseeing inventory and ensuring the best and appropriate ingredients are readily on hand.
Japanese Language Culture Food offers a detailed introduction to common Japanese dishes. The Virtual Japanese Restaurant website is designed to provide "a broader perspective to how diverse and in depth the culture really is" and contains information about Japanese dishes and dining etiquette.
Earn a degree in restaurant management and translate it to Japanese chain restaurants managementA degree in restaurant management can translate to a career in any restaurant. An education in restaurant and hospitality management teaches its students the nuances of training, development, marketing and sales unique to the restaurant business.
The undergraduate program of the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management in Houston, TX, includes 19 credit hours in hotel and restaurant management. Drexel University offers a two-year MS in Hospitality Management that can be taken online.
- Many restaurants, including Japanese restaurant chains, are benefiting from software that helps control the flow of reservations as well as inventory management. A background or training in this sort of software may improve your marketability as a chain restaurant manager.