Jinya Ramen Bars Tonkotsu Black bowl

Jinya Ramen Bar's Tonkotsu Black bowl

Jinya Ramen Bar plans coast-to-coast growth

Franchised brand introduces tonkotsu bowls to the masses

Ramen has spread to major cities across the U.S., mostly in mom-and-pop restaurants. But a Los Angeles operator is growing his concept as a fully franchised, national brand.

Tomonori Takahashi founded Jinya Ramen Bar in 2010, in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles. The chain now has 12 franchised restaurants in California, Texas, Washington, Chicago and Las Vegas, as well as Canada.

Before the end of the year, 10 Jinya restaurants are expected to open in market

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