This July, Teriyaki Madness, the Seattle-style Teriyaki Shop franchise with locations all over the country, is officially bringing its menu to the people of St. Johns. David Patrick & Robert Garnecki are set to open the newest Teriyaki Madness shop at 140 Little Cyprus Road, Suite 106 on July 25th.
Patrick and Garnecki’s Seattle-style Teriyaki Shop will offer teriyaki bowls filled with high-quality ingredients like all-natural marinated chicken, steak, salmon or tofu with fresh, stir-fry veggies and a base of steamed white, brown or fried rice or Yakisoba noodles. The menu is fully customizable.
Patrick, a pilot with American Airlines and military veteran, previously ran two successful Jimmy John’s franchises. Meanwhile, Garnecki served as a police officer in New Jersey for over 25 years and was one of the early responders during the 9/11 attacks. The duo, bonded by their shared visions for the future, decided to venture into the world of franchising together, opting for a brand that offered a unique flavor profile absent in their local Florida market — the Japanese-inspired teriyaki franchise Teriyaki Madness (TMAD).
Patrick’s past franchise experience and his affinity for the proven process and system inherent in the franchising model played a key role in their decision. However, it was the distinctiveness of the Teriyaki Madness food that sealed the deal. As Patrick observed in a statement, “There are plenty of burger, chicken, and sandwich shops around, but no teriyaki.” The shared belief that “you gotta like what you sell” and their personal love for teriyaki made TMAD an ideal choice.
The duo has signed on to open three TMAD units in North Florida, with the first one set to open at 140 Little Cyprus Road, Suite 106, in St. Johns in late July 2023.
To celebrate, Patrick & Garnecki are inviting locals out to the Shop’s grand opening. Events from 07/25/2023 through 08/02/2023 will include:
- 07/25/2023 to 07/26/2023: Customers can enjoy Junior and Regular Chicken Teriyaki Bowls for just $6 in-shop or by placing an order through the Teriyaki Madness app.
- 07/25/2023: The Grand Opening celebration event kicks off with a chance for customers to win free Teriyaki Madness. The first five customers to place an order in shop receive free Teriyaki Madness for one year and the next twenty people who place an order in shop will receive free Teriyaki Madness for one month.
- Plus, download the app and order between 07/27/2023 and 08/02/2023 to be entered to win free bowls for a month.
Teriyaki Madness has more than 130 shops across three countries.
“Listen — there are some things in this world that you just can’t deny, and people’s love of Teriyaki Madness is one of them,” Michael Haith, CEO of Teriyaki Madness, said. “From customers and franchisees alike, the demand for Teriyaki Madness is growing everywhere, and we have no plans to slow down anytime soon. This new location in St. Johns is a big moment for us and is another important step in our mission to bowl over the whole country with delicious teriyaki.”