Investors & Licensing

European techniques, Pacific Rim cuisine, warm, from-the-heart hospitality. Together, they create the remarkable dining experience unique to Roy’s Restaurant.

The first Roy’s was opened in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1988 by namesake founder Roy Yamaguchi, a James Beard Award winner. Since those early days, we’ve proudly spread our passion around the world — there are 16 Roy’s restaurants in the continental United States, six in Hawaii, one in Japan and one in Guam.

We invite you to consider an investment or restaurant licensing agreement with Roy’s Restaurants. To discuss investing in Roy’s, please email For information on restaurant licensing, please email

Licensee Criteria

-A proven track record of operating in hospitality systems
-An infrastructure dedicated to the development of Roy’s
-Local knowledge and expertise in the areas of consumer preferences, real estate,
government regulations, labor, and distribution issues
-Access to adequate capital to develop entire development schedule
-Liquidity and net worth of $10,000,000 per restaurant to be developed
-Culturally aligned with Roy’s

Required Documentation and Procedures

-Completed Licensee application
-Current personal financial statement
-Prior 3 years’ tax returns or CPA audited financial statements (domestic only)
-Credit, business and personal references
-Balance sheet, P&L, cash flow statement per existing hospitality operation
-Brochure or profile of current businesses to include a biography of each proposed principle

For additional information, to request a prospectus or application, please email