JINYA Ramen Bar will open the first restaurant in North Carolina

Queen City is set for 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 St., just blocks from Bank of America Stadium, JINYA will serve the traditional flavors of Japanese cuisine on 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 introduce JINYA Ramen Bar to the amazing state of North Carolina,” says French. “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 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. »

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