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On a roll: Despite competition, the industry will rebound as the economy improves

IBISWorld’s Sushi Restaurants market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth
11-16
3.3%
Annual Growth
16-21
Profit
Employment
29,968
Business
3,381

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has been boosted by the expanding palates of American consumers
  • Different cuisines and flavors have begun to penetrate the traditional American diet
  • Consumer sentiment and the potential audience for higher-priced meals will continue growing

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Sushi Restaurants industry is serving up a fresh round of growth following a recession-induced decline. The industry is highly fragmented and consists mainly of small, owner-operator establishments. Despite the high competition from other retailers serving sushi and the range of ethnic and American food service establishments that are also in direct competition, revenue is expected to rise. In the coming years, operating conditions are forecast to continue to improve. As the unemployment rate drops and consumers slowly regain their disposable incomes, demand for sit-down restaurants is anticipated to increase...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Sushi Restaurants industry has a low level of market share concentration with the top four operators estimated to earn only about 6.0% of industry revenue. The industry is highly fragmented, with many small operators spread throughout the country. Because sushi is a niche food item of an ethnically Japanese nature, demand remains relatively low compared to American foods and other ethnic options like Mexican food. Also, the relatively high average bill at sushi restaurants limits demand on an economic level. These factors (cuisine type and price) restrict the ability of all but the largest operators to develop sustainable chains across regional geographies. Benihana's chain of RA Sushi restaurants, the industry's largest player with an estimated 3.9% m..

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    Additional Insights for the Sushi Restaurants Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sushi Restaurants Industry are

  • High-quality inputs
  • A highly skilled workforce
  • Word-of-mouth recommendations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Healthy eating index in the Sushi Restaurants industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sushi Restaurants Industry?

    The industry is composed of restaurants primarily engaged in providing sushi-style foodstuffs to patrons who order and are served while seated (i.e. waiter or waitress service) or use conveyor belt-style delivery systems and pay after eating. These establishments may provide this type of food service to patrons in combination with selling alcoholic and other beverages.

    Industry Products
    Full-service dining sushi sales
    Beverage sales
    Take-out sushi sales
    Industry Activities
    Preparing and serving sushi
    Preparing and serving alcoholic drinks
    Preparing and serving other food and beverages

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Healthy eating index
  • Price of seafood
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Per capita seafood consumption

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer spending increases
  • Eating habits and prices
  • Profit holds steady
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Disposable incomes to return
  • Competition to increase
  • Seafood prices to help margins
  • Table: Sushi Restaurants Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sushi Restaurants Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fish & Seafood Aquaculture
  • Fishing
  • Flour Milling
  • Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling
  • Seafood Preparation

  • Products & Services
  • Full-service dining sushi sales
  • Beverage sales
  • Take-out sushi sales
  • Chart: Sushi Restaurants Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households with incomes higher than $100,000
  • Households with incomes from $50,000 to $100,000
  • Households with incomes less than $50,000
  • Non-households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sushi Restaurants Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sushi Restaurants

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sushi Restaurants Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sushi Restaurants Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Sushi Restaurants Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Consumer spending (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Maki
  • A Japanese term for a rolled sushi dish.
  • Sashimi
  • A Japanese delicacy consisting of very fresh raw meat or fish sliced into thin pieces.
  • Sushi
  • Any of various Japanese foods that contain cooked and vinegared rice, including rolls, hand rolls and nigiri.
  • Tempura
  • A frying technique that coats sushi ingredients in a light and crispy batter.
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