JINYA Ramen Bar prepares to bring contemporary Japanese cuisine to North Carolina
Famous Japanese ramen restaurant to debut in Charlotte in September
Charlotte, North Carolina (RestaurantNews.com) Queen City is about to get an authentic ramen experience where broth and noodles take center stage when JINYA ramen bar makes its North Carolina debut in Charlotte!
Located at 601 S. Tryon Street, a few blocks from Bank of America Stadium, JINYA will serve the traditional flavors of Japanese cuisine in small plates and its acclaimed ramen that combines bold noodles with a thick, rich broth that simmers slowly for 20 hours. Adhering to a variety of dietary needs and preferences, JINYA is currently offering two new vegan bowls – Agedashi Tofun and Vegan Maze-Men – in addition to its fan-favorite spicy creamy vegan ramen.
Franchisee Jahzmin French, a published author and accomplished restaurant consultant, will operate North Carolina’s first JINYA. French joins the JINYA brand with more than 18 years of restaurant experience, from her promotion as the first African-American female General Manager of the Hooters franchise – Bayou Fox – on the Gulf Coast to the management of the training for new franchise owners and their management teams at Hurricane Grill in South Florida. She was also nominated for industry achievement by the National Black Chef Association and was one of many female recipients at the 2020 Chef’s Awards in Atlanta.
“We are beyond excited to bring JINYA Ramen Bar to the amazing state of North Carolina,” French said. “I am proud to join a diverse team of operators as JINYA’s first African-American female franchisee. Having spent many years in the restaurant industry, I have seen JINYA stand out from the crowd with its authentic Japanese ingredients and culinary traditions. JINYA prides itself on its in-house, slow-paced approach to ramen, and we look forward to sharing its customizable menu with the Charlotte community before expanding to other locations across the state and beyond. We hope eating JINYA’s ramen will become a daily ritual in bustling Charlotte.
When the new 3,520 square foot restaurant opens in September, it will feature the brand’s first-ever luxury lounge with a crystal chandelier, plush seating and luxurious draperies to add opulence to the unique atmosphere of JINYA.
“Before being approved to open JINYA’s first Charlotte restaurant, Bryan Moser and I completed more than 400 hours of training in the brand’s corporate kitchen in Studio City, California,” the kitchen manager said. Kankeo Viravong-Duron. “We are well prepared to show the region what true ramen culture looks like through broth and noodles in perfect harmony. We are confident that locals and visitors alike will soon be as crazy about ramen as we are. »
Using only the freshest ingredients, JINYA serves up authentic Japanese cuisine with its slow-simmered broths, signature noodles, and perfectly matched small plates. Savor a taste of ramen culture with signature ramen menu items, rice bowls, curries, salads, mini tacos and more.
At JINYA, experience ramen the way it should be – with thick, rich broth in perfect balance with savory noodles. Discover a wide array of authentic toppings, from tender pork chashu to a perfectly cooked and seasoned poached egg to fresh garlic. Then, elevate the experience by pairing it with tapas or a craft beer. JINYA is ramen culture, where the relationship between broth and noodles is serious but delicious business. To learn more about JINYA’s full menu, visit jinyaramenbar.com.
JINYA Ramen Bar: A Bowl Above All Others
About JINYA Ramen Bar
Founded in 2010 by Tomo Takahashi – who was named one of the country’s most influential restaurant CEOs in 2020 by Nation Restaurant News – JINYA Ramen Bar has 40 restaurants with several new locations in the works. JINYA’s emphasis on kaizen – the Japanese practice of continuous improvement – means its customers will always experience the best ramen. From the water used to make his broth to the special aging process his noodles undergo, JINYA pays meticulous attention to everything that goes into his guests’ bowls. JINYA also operates bushi by JINYA and JINYA Ramen Express. For more information, visit jinyaramenbar.com and follow JINYA on Facebook, instagram and Twitter. To learn more about JINYA’s franchise opportunities, visit jinyaramenbar.com/franchise.