Welcome to Edo Japan
The first Edo Japan is opened in Calgary, Alberta by Reverend Susumu Ikuta, a Japanese Buddhist minister who came up with the idea of serving traditional Teppan-style meals with a signature teriyaki sauce (a recipe that remains a closely guarded secret even today).
Edo Japan reaches Edmonton with the opening of a restaurant at Heritage Mall.
Reverend Ikuta leaves the organization after being appointed Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of Canada. Tom Donaldson is hired as CEO, transforming Edo Japan from a “mom and pop” operation into a thriving franchise.
We hit the streets
We launch our first street front restaurant to meet consumer demand by offering dine-in or take-out service in a contemporary and casual restaurant setting.
We offer sushi
Edo Japan introduces a selection of sushi items at all mall locations.
We hit 100
We open our 100th restaurant at Namao Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
We go bronze
Edo Japan wins bronze at the Canadian Franchise Association Awards of Excellence in Franchising.
We are simply better
Edo Japan is named a Canadian Franchise Association "Franchisees’ Choice" for the fifth consecutive year.
Tom Donaldson retires and Dave Minnett becomes the President and CEO.
We open our first restaurant in Manitoba, at CF Polo Park in Winnipeg.
We begin partnering with delivery services such as SkipTheDishes, Door Dash and Uber Eats to bring Edo straight to your doorstep.
We continue expanding
We open two more locations in Manitoba, three in Ontario, nine in Alberta and one in British Columbia.
We add convenience
We reach franchise milestones
We celebrate 25 years as a member of the CFA Franchise Association and we're selected as a CFA Franchisees' Choice Designee for the 10th consecutive year.
Taste the talk (by the bottle)
We’re famous for our teriyaki sauce, and now we’ve bottled it – opening up endless possibilities for customers to enjoy adding our signature sauce to their favourite at-home dishes.
We expand East
We are growing rapidly in Ontario and a number of franchising opportunities are available.