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Leading Healthy Rice Bowl Chain Closes Q3 with SSS Up Nearly 18%

WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s leading healthy rice bowl chains, has announced that Q3 2021 same store sales (SSS) jumped 17.9% over the same period last year, as the brand continues to make impressive gains across the sales spectrum. WaBa Grill’s Q3 increase in SSS represents a remarkable jump of 30.6% over the same pre-pandemic period for 2019, illustrating extraordinary ongoing sales momentum as the year begins to wind to a close. Following a record-setting 2020 that saw WaBa Grill register the best sales year in company history, 2021 continues to track toward a second-consecutive annual sales milestone for the brand known for its healthy and fresh menu served at super speed.


As 2021 marks 15 years in business, WaBa Grill’s Q3 total store sales (TSS) of $43.5 million was the second consecutive quarter to exceed $40 million in sales with TSS in Q2 eclipsing $40 million for the first time in company history. Robust digital sales via online orders, the WaBa Rewards App and third-party delivery continued to rise and currently represent nearly 25% of total sales.


“As we celebrate 15 years in business with an array of milestones and accomplishments, we are feeling very grateful for our dedicated franchise partners who serve as our most passionate brand ambassadors,” said Andrew Kim, President & CEO of WaBa Grill.





The nearly 200-unit brand is primed to continue expansion having identified key markets throughout the western U.S. and is seeking franchise partners interested in expanding their portfolios with an established healthy fast casual brand on the rise.



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