Canada-based Wok Box enters California market with 37-unit deal

April 14, 2015

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada-based Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen, a fast-casual chain that offers cuisine from 10 Asian countries, signed a franchise agreement to develop 37 restaurants throughout Northern California over the next 10 years, the company announced.

The agreement, which marks Wok Box’s entry into California, states that company will develop the 37 restaurants from Kern County up to the Oregon border, with the first slated to open in the San Francisco Bay Area in the first half of 2015.

Wok Box has opened five restaurants throughout Arizona, Texas and Oregon since entering the U.S. marketplace in 2011.

Partners Preet Ballagan and Bimal Siyan bring more than 10 years of combined experience in the restaurant and franchise industries and have become the largest franchisees of La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill in the Bay Area, owning and operating six locations, the announcement said.