Samurai Lunch Box Franchise a Fierce Competitor
PORTLAND, Ore., July 2, 2021 ̶ Mimicking the very essence of a samurai, a Japanese-style mobile food business has become a culinary warrior with a commitment to serve. As it fiercely packs savory goodness into every to-go carton, the Samurai Lunch Box food trailer is taking the bento business by a storm and creating franchise options for aggressive investors.
Owners Summer Pommier and Corey Moultrie have operated the food trailer, at 6661 SE Milwaukie Ave. in Portland, since August 2018. Serving tasty bento lunch boxes, chockfull of fresh veggies, rice, noodles, varieties of grilled meat and killer Samurai sauces, is how they’ve captured food fans and defeated mobile food competitors. The Samurai Lunch Box business strategy is to offer quality meals at great cost. It’s a plan fit to serve bento lunch lovers in other areas.
“SLB is a good franchise investment because it’s hard to find what we offer,” said co-owner Pommier. “At Samurai, you can get a healthy, nourishing meal for a great value. The menu is simple and extremely flexible and no one can match our sauce list. This business can be run by one person, while you build a customer base. This makes the overhead very manageable.”
Good overhead, good food and good value. Basically, the Samurai Lunch Box’s profit margins rest on “Good Bento. Period.” – it’s money-making motto. It’s a slogan that has helped the brand win over foodies and overcome business challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We were a takeout-based business already,” Pommier explained. “We increased our delivery services and adapted our processes to be COVID-safe, and we’ve remained completely stable.”
Yelp lists the Samurai Lunch Box among more than 200 establishments that serve bento in the Portland, Oregon vicinity. Bento box establishments are popping up all over the country, but especially on the East and West coasts. Japanese bento box lunch businesses are prevalent in California and Texas but are growing by the dozens in Florida, New York and Washington, D.C.
With financial stability, a solid fan base and signature sauces, the Samurai Lunch Box trailer will continue to roll up the profit ladder. Interested entrepreneurs may want to hitch a ride on the franchise while the bento business is piping hot. Startup costs for a Samurai Lunch Box franchise range from $90,000 to $140,000.