More than 100 Hannaford Supermarket Stores to Offer SNOWFOX Sushi

SNOWFOX converts US-based grocery store kiosks from sister brand, Bento Sushi

HOUSTON, Sept. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In collaboration with its sister brand, Bento Sushi, SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc. (SNOWFOX) has converted 107 Hannaford Supermarket locations across the retailer’s footprint in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.

“The SNOWFOX Group represents quality sushi brands that cater to international customers,” said Stacy Kwon, president and CEO, SNOWFOX. “To continue our commitment to provide fresh Japanese cuisine on a global scale, we are strategically shifting the majority of U.S. grocery store sushi kiosks to SNOWFOX, with Bento Sushi focusing on Canada, non-traditional U.S.-based markets and Hawaii, while our other brands, Taiko and YO! will continue serving fresh and healthy sushi across the pond in the U.K.”

“Bento Sushi’s roots began in downtown Toronto more than 25 years ago and we are proud to continue serving our Canadian clientele the high-quality sushi sourced with the freshest ingredients that has made Bento Sushi Canada’s largest sushi company,” said Glenn Brown, president and CEO, Bento Sushi.

In addition to Bento Sushi’s focus on the Canadian market, the company will also continue its service in Hawaii and non-traditional retail settings in the U.S. including college campuses, business parks and airport terminals.

Founded in 2005, SNOWFOX is one of the largest operators and franchise owners of sushi kiosks in the U.S., managing more than 1,300 full-service sushi bars in supermarkets, wholesale, university and corporate settings.

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About SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc

Founded in 2005, SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc is a leading provider of full-service sushi kiosks in the grocery industry. We own and operate over 1,300 full-service sushi kiosks in 38 states throughout the continental U.S., Hawaii and Alaska. Our products, including cooked and raw sushi, bento boxes, chef favorites, appetizers, and party platters has taken sushi back to its origins of chef-based theatricality. Providing high end restaurant quality but with grab-n-go convenience in our guest’s own neighborhoods. To learn more about us, visit jfefood.com.

About Bento

Bento was founded in 1996 in Toronto and is the second-largest sushi brand in North America and the largest in Canada (by number of sites serviced). Providing quality sushi and hot Asian food in over 950 locations, across a range of formats including quick-service restaurants, on-site kiosks in grocery stores and non-traditional locations such as colleges and universities, hospitals, business offices and 6 production facilities that supply bento express sushi to over 2,000 grocery and institutional foodservice clients across North America. For more information visit bentosushi.com.

Stacy Kwon of SNOWFOX Wins Most Admired CEO Award

Stacy Kwon of SNOWFOX Wins Most Admired CEO Award

 

Honor given to Houston’s most inspiring business leaders

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HOUSTON, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stacy Kwon, president and CEO of SNOWFOX Sushi has been honored by the Houston Business Journal as one of 2022’s Most Admired CEOs. The fifth annual award recognized 45 local business leaders from for-profit and nonprofit companies based on their contributions to company success, civic involvement, career achievement and more. Winners will be honored in a special section of the paper and at an awards luncheon at the Marriot Marquis Houston.

“I am incredibly proud and humbled to be recognized by the Houston Business Journal as one of the city’s most admired CEOs,” said Stacy Kwon, president and CEO, SNOWFOX. “I came to Houston as a teenager from Korea where my father opened a small convenience store in the Fifth Ward. It’s through his hard work and my family’s support and dedication that I learned what it is to be as effective leader. I dedicate this award to other immigrant families who come to America with a dream for success.”

This year’s judges included Carol Guess, interim president of the Greater Houston Black Chamber; Tim Jeffcoat, Houston district director for the U.S. Small Business Administrator; Paula Mendoza, CEO of Possible Missions; and Dan Snare, retired former president of American Leadership Forum Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter.

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About SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc

Founded in 2005, SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc is a leading provider of full-service sushi kiosks in the grocery industry. We own and operate over 1,300 full-service sushi kiosks in 38 states throughout the continental U.S., Hawaii and Alaska. Our products, including cooked and raw sushi, bento boxes, chef favorites, appetizers, and party platters has taken sushi back to its origins of chef-based theatricality. Providing high end restaurant quality but with grab-n-go convenience in our guest’s own neighborhoods. To learn more about us, visit jfefood.com.

SNOWFOX Sushi | JFE Franchising, Inc Honored With Two Awards

SNOWFOX Sushi | JFE Franchising, Inc Honored With Two Awards by Franchise Business Review

 

SNOWFOX recognized as Top Food Franchise and Best Franchise Culture

HOUSTON, July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc. (SNOWFOX) is one of just 38 franchise companies to be named an award-winning franchise by Franchise Business Review (FBR) in its 2022 report on the Top Food and Beverage Franchises. In addition, SNOWFOX was named to FBR’s third annual “Culture100” list that recognizes the top 100 franchise brands’ cultures.

Founded in 2005, SNOWFOX is one of the largest operators and franchise owners of sushi kiosks in the U.S., managing more than 1,300 full-service sushi bars in supermarkets, wholesale, university and corporate settings.

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only ranking of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction. FBR publishes rankings of the top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as special interest reports throughout the year recognizing the top franchises in specific sectors.

“Our organization is honored to be recognized not only as a top franchise but also for our company’s strong culture,” said Stacy Kwon, president and CEO, SNOWFOX. “The key to our success is and always will be our people. We believe in investing and supporting our chefs and partners and their positive feedback is a true testament to the SNOWFOX experience.”

“The past two years have been challenging for the restaurant industry as a whole,” said Eric Stites, founder & CEO of Franchise Business Review. “A really big advantage of being part of a strong food franchise is having a reliable support system always there to help – through the good and the bad. Food franchise owners report high satisfaction in operating their businesses.”

SNOWFOX was among over 300 franchise brands, representing more than 30,000 franchise owners, that participated in FBR’s research. Franchisees were surveyed on benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems. The brands that were selected received the highest overall ratings based on questions that looked at leadership, training, financial opportunity, core values, perception of brand vision, team culture, honesty and integrity, and overall support.

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About SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc

Founded in 2005, SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc is a leading provider of full-service sushi kiosks in the grocery industry. We own and operate over 1,300 full-service sushi kiosks in 38 states throughout the continental U.S., Hawaii and Alaska. Our products, including cooked and raw sushi, bento boxes, chef favorites, appetizers, and party platters has taken sushi back to its origins of chef-based theatricality. Providing high end restaurant quality but with grab-n-go convenience in our guest’s own neighborhoods. To learn more about us, visit jfefood.com.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and franchise employees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. To read our publications, visit https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/publications/. To learn more about FBR’s research, please visit www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.

  
  
  
  

SNOWFOX Franchisees Donate More Than $100,000 to Smile Train

Sushi chain hits major contribution milestone, continuing tradition of community support

HOUSTON, May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc. (SNOWFOX), one of the largest operators and franchise owners of sushi kiosks in the U.S., today announces they have donated more than $100,000 in support of Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization.

 

With the opening of every new SNOWFOX fresh sushi bar, the organization is able to provide essential cleft care to children all over the world on behalf of their franchisees. This serves as a reminder to staff to always celebrate customers with a welcoming smile, while helping to share smiles globally by supporting Smile Train’s important work in expanding access to cleft care.

 

“Every new location we open brings a smile to us and we want to pay this smile forward,” said Stacy Kwon, president and CEO, SNOWFOX. “The culture of giving back to the community is deeply ingrained at SNOWFOX and we are so proud to continue our strong partnership with Smile Train as they change the world one smile at a time.”

 

“We are so grateful that as their business grows SNOWFOX has been unwavering in their long-term commitment of consistent support that has just reached $100,000,” said Susannah Schaefer, president and CEO of Smile Train. “We could not do the work we do in the more than 70 countries where we have a presence without the invaluable support of partners like SNOWFOX.”

 

On May 12th SNOWFOX celebrated the opening of its newest sushi bar at The Fresh Grocer’s Flagship location in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Executives from SNOWFOX and Smile Train were in attendance to commemorate the occasion. Click here for high-resolution images of the event.

 

SNOWFOX manages more than 1,300 full-service sushi bars in U.S. supermarkets, wholesale, university, and corporate settings. 

About SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc:

Founded in 2005, SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc is a leading provider of full-service sushi kiosks in the grocery industry. We own and operate over 1,300 full-service sushi kiosks in 38 states throughout the continental U.S., Hawaii and Alaska. Our products, including cooked and raw sushi, bento boxes, chef favorites, appetizers, and party platters has taken sushi back to its origins of chef-based theatricality. Providing high end restaurant quality but with grab-n-go convenience in our guest’s own neighborhoods. To learn more about us, visit jfefood.com.

 

About Smile Train:

Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. To learn more about how Smile Train’s sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit smiletrain.org.

 

SNOWFOX Media Contact:

Smile Train Media Contact:

Nicole Robertson

Philip Carroll

Marketing Manager

Senior Vice President, Communications

Nicole.Robertson@jfefood.com        

pcarroll@smiletrain.org

Tona Nguyen, Regional Director, Snowfox (JFE) (L), John Park, VP Operations, Snowfox (JFE), Justin McCarthy, Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships, Smile Train, Ngun Tha Hnem, Franchisee, Snowfox (JFE), Stacy Kwon, CEO & President, Snowfox (JFE), David Maniaci, President and CEO, Nicholas Markets Fresh Grocer, Dave Secor, Store Director, Nicholas Markets Fresh Grocer, Dawt Hmung, Regional Director Wisconsin Division, Snowfox (JFE) (R)

SNOWFOX Rolls into Wisconsin Opening a Record 96 Sushi Bar Locations

Grocery store sushi chain serves 38,000 rolls to an average of 25,000 Wisconsinites per week

HOUSTON, Feb. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc. (SNOWFOX) has increased its midwestern U.S. presence, opening 70 sushi kiosks in one day, a record for the company (ending 2021 with 96 stores within the state). These stores mark SNOWFOX’s first extension into Wisconsin.

Founded in 2005, SNOWFOX is one of the largest operators and franchise owners of sushi kiosks in the U.S., with over 1,100 full-service sushi kiosks in grocery stores, wholesale, university, and corporate settings across 38 states. Wisconsin has the second highest number of SNOWFOX franchisees in the state. right behind Colorado.

“We are so pleased to be able to bring our fresh, delicious and sustainable sushi to a variety of Wisconsin retail supermarkets,” said Stacy Kwon, president and CEO, SNOWFOX. “These 96 new locations will provide small business opportunities to local franchisee owners while also serving convenient, restaurant-quality sushi to thousands of customers.”

SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc Named a 2022 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc Performance

HOUSTON, Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc. (SNOWFOX) is proud to announce it was recently named a Top Franchise for 2022 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 17th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners.

Founded in 2005, SNOWFOX is one of the largest operators and franchise owners of sushi kiosks in the United States, with over 1,100 full-service sushi kiosks in grocery stores, wholesale, university, and corporate settings across 38 states.

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and employee engagement, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of the top 200 franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

“Our organization is honored to be awarded a Top Franchise for 2022,” said Stacy Kwon, president and CEO, SNOWFOX. “Franchisees are and always will be our top priority. Their positive feedback in this survey is a testament to the training programs and field support we provide to ensure each and every one of our small business owners succeed in today’s business environment.”

SNOWFOX was among over 300 franchise brands, representing more than 30,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. SNOWFOX franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training and support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations and financial opportunity.

SNOWFOX’s survey data revealed that 89% would recommend SNOWFOX as a franchise business organization.

“While the pandemic impacted various business sectors differently, the last 18 months have clearly demonstrated the inherent strengths of the franchise business model. The old franchise adage of ‘being in business for yourself, but not by yourself’ has never been more important,” said Franchise Business Review founder & CEO Eric Stites. “Thanks to fast innovations, significant support, and responsive crisis management, many franchise brands have emerged stronger from the pandemic, and that is reflected in high franchisee satisfaction.”

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About SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc

Founded in 2005, SNOWFOX | JFE Franchising, Inc is a leading provider of full-service sushi kiosks in the grocery industry. We own and operate over 1,100 full-service sushi kiosks in 38 states throughout the continental U.S., Hawaii and Alaska. Our products, including cooked and raw sushi, bento boxes, chef favorites, appetizers, and party platters has taken sushi back to its origins of chef-based theatricality. Providing high end restaurant quality but with grab-n-go convenience in our guest’s own neighborhoods. To learn more about us, visit www.jfefood.com .

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures the satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com. To read our publications, visit https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/publications/.