The Kura Revolving Sushi Bar unit in Frisco, Texas, in 2018 and occupies a small shopping center end cap.
Guests can choose items from the revolving dishes or order from the on-demand screens and items are dispatched via a separate express conveyor belt. Rewards are dispensed through the Bikkura-Pon rewards machine above the revolving dishes.
Guests can order from a small plates menu that features more than 140 items, including edamame. Check totals are tallied by seat position at the revolving bar or at booths for groups. On-demand orders are delivered directly to the guests’ table via an express belt. Items on the on-demand ordering menu range from $2.25 to $6.90.
The company says the revolving sushi experience allows guests to control the variety, portioning, check size and pace of their dining experience.
Sushi items can be removed from the revolving conveyor belt. The company said the items are are “protected by the proprietary Mr. Fresh dome, which pops open when a guest lifts the plate. To simplify the guest experience, all plates on the revolving conveyor belt are the same price within a restaurant and are priced below $3.”
Slots along the bar allow guest to insert their finished plates into slots and they are dispatched to the kitchen.
Technology extends to the enclosed alcove for guests waiting to be seated. Customers use technology to enter their party and reservation size, and it offers a count-down wait-time clock. The company also uses sushi robots in the kitchen, radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers and replenishments algorithms to reduce labor and food costs.