Yoshiharu Closes Acquisition of Three Las Vegas Restaurants

BUENA PARK, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 17, 2024 / Yoshiharu Global Co. (NASDAQ:YOSH) ("Yoshiharu" or the "Company"), a California-based restaurant operator specializing in authentic Japanese ramen, has closed the previously announced asset purchase agreement with a restaurant operator ("Seller") to acquire certain restaurant assets held by Jjanga LLC, HJH LLC and Ramen Aku LLC for an aggregate $3.6 million.

The acquisition was financed through a combination of cash, promissory note, and a convertible note, which provides the Seller with the option to convert the debt into Class A YOSH common shares. The Seller will also serve as the managing director of each restaurant through an employment agreement.

"I am pleased to announce the successful acquisition of three renowned Las Vegas restaurants," said James Chae, Yoshiharu's President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board. "With $6 million in annual revenues expected in 2024 from the acquired restaurants, we eagerly anticipate leveraging the financial success seen with these stores to further expand the Yoshiharu brand into a new state. Through this strategic acquisition, we anticipate breaking even in the second half of 2024 and become profitable in 2025."

About Yoshiharu Global Co.
Yoshiharu is a fast-growing restaurant operator and was born out of the idea of introducing the modernized Japanese dining experience to customers all over the world. Specializing in Japanese ramen, Yoshiharu gained recognition as a leading ramen restaurant in Southern California within six months of its 2016 debut and has continued to expand its top-notch restaurant service across the West Coast, currently owning and operating 11 restaurants.

For more information, please visit www.yoshiharuramen.com.

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