The ramen franchise is growing its North American presence, with its inaugural Colorado location scheduled to open in Denver on August 17.
The new 4,000-square-foot restaurant is located on Wynkoop Street and is the first of nine JINYA locations that are set to open in the state over the next five years. Brad Smith and Tony Avila are the franchisees opening the new branch, as well as further locations in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver and Fort Collins.
“We are honored and excited to have the opportunity to bring JINYA to Colorado, and we can’t wait to start serving everyone in Denver,” said Avila. “There’s no better place for JINYA to make its debut than in the bustling LoDo neighborhood, across from Union Station, the transportation hub for The Mile High City.
“JINYA’s authentic, approachable take on Japanese cuisine and the meticulous attention that goes into every bowl is unlike anything else in Denver, so we know it’s going to be a very welcome addition to the dining and entertainment landscape in the area. We have hired 60 incredible local team members and we are all looking forward to becoming an integral part of the community.”
JINYA Ramen Bar was founded in 2010 by Tomonori Takahashi, and has 32 restaurants in the United States and two in Canada with multiple new locations in the pipeline.
The brand also operates bushi by JINYA and JINYA Ramen Express.
IMAGE: JINYA Ramen