Tokyo Joe’s To Bring Healthy Fast Casual Asian Cuisine To More People

DENVER, CO May 1, 2013 – Larry Leith, founder of Tokyo Joe’s, is pleased to announce a partnership with Gridiron Capital, LLC, and veteran restaurant executive, Greg MacDonald, to bring healthy, fast casual modern Asian dining to more people in more locations. The addition of MacDonald’s leadership and industry experience to Tokyo Joe’s proven model, coupled with Gridiron’s track record of building successful businesses, will continue to position the company for tremendous success in the fast casual space.

“We are very excited to partner with Gridiron and our new CEO, Greg MacDonald, to bring Tokyo Joe’s to more markets and more people, while continuing to provide customers with unrivaled fresh and healthy ingredients,” said Larry Leith who will now be the Chief Innovation Officer of Tokyo Joe’s.

“With Gridiron’s support and the strength of the core brand, we believe Tokyo Joe’s is positioned for continued growth,” added Greg MacDonald, incoming CEO of Tokyo Joe’s.

Founded in 1996 by Larry Leith, Tokyo Joe’s is a fast casual modern Asian restaurant chain that serves fresh made-to-order rice and noodle bowls, sushi and salads. Tokyo Joe’s is committed to providing a healthy menu with nutritional integrity without compromising quality or service.

“From the beginning, our motto at Tokyo Joe’s has been ‘Eat Good. Feel Good,’” notes Leith, “Tokyo Joe’s has been successful over its 17 year history because of its people and a singular focus on serving healthy food made with the best ingredients, nothing deep fried, no greasy wok cooking, no MSG, just all natural proteins, wild seafood and organic produce where possible.”

For more information or to schedule an interview with Larry Leith or Greg MacDonald, please contact Jason Robson, Chief Strategy Officer with Tokyo Joe’s at 720-360-4656 or .

About Tokyo Joe’s:
Headquartered in Denver, CO, Tokyo Joe’s is a regional fast casual modern Asian restaurant. The Company offers a mix of signature and made to order rice and noodle bowls as well as signature salads and fresh sushi rolls.

About Gridiron Capital:
Gridiron Capital, LLC, headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut, is a private equity firm focused on creating value by acquiring and building middle-market manufacturing, service and specialty consumer companies in the United States and Canada Gridiron’s principals work closely with management teams to develop strategies for portfolio companies, as well as providing resources to execute business plans and build industry-leading companies.

Media Contact:Jason Robson
Chief Strategy Officer
Tokyo Joe’s

Tokyo Joe’s plans five locations in the Springs

Larry Leith, founder and president of fast-casual restaurant Tokyo Joe’s, said Colorado Springs residents have been asking for years when his Greenwood Village-based chain would expand to the Pikes Peak region.

“We’ve had more emails from people from Colorado Springs over the 17 years that we’ve been in business than we can count,” Leith said. Local residents now have their answer.

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