Balance Grille is an Asian fast-casual restaurant from cofounders Prakash Karamchandani and HoChan Jang, with a focus on clean eating and lighter fare, including bowls, tacos, and bubble tea. The Toledo, Ohio-based restaurant currently has four restaurants and is looking to expand to new markets, particularly Texas, Colorado, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and more, with its new franchising program, just announced in January.
The company initially dipped its toes into franchising in July 2022, with the opening of a location in Arvada, Colo., which is also the brand’s first outside of Ohio. The company’s second franchise location will be opening this fall in Wylie, Texas as part of a five-store development agreement. The company has franchise developments currently registered in Texas, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky.
Balance Grille stands out in the crowded fast-casual sector with its healthier fare prepared in an open kitchen format, digital technology-focused operations with a loyalty app that has built-in ordering capabilities, and a manager-less employment model that has helped with turnover rates.
The average check for Balance Grille is $19.22, and the average square footage is 1,900-2,400-square-feet.