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Tin Drum Asian Kitchen serves delicious, upscale fast-casual pan-Asian food at a price everyone can afford. 

We strive every day to do something out of the ordinary, and that passion makes its way into everything we do — from our vibrant Hong-Kong inspired store design to our adventurous menu with dishes from all around Asia. 

It’s not just our food that makes us extraordinary. We’ve created a new model a recipe for success in a post-2020 world – and it worked! With these evolved strategies, we saw systemwide sales in 2022 continue to increase almost 18% over 2021.

*Refer to our 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document



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High Flavor, High Revenue

Our model is built for the modern world. In 2022 the median stystemwide sales was OVER $1,165,000

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More affordable investment

Streamlined construction, a simple layout, and minimal equipment requirements help keep the initial investment affordable, starting  under $400,000. The typical restaurant concept can start anywhere from $500,000 to $2,000,000.

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Simple operations model

 Tin Drum serves unique, delicious fresh-to-order food, but the process has been streamlined to provide quick service while utilizing less equipment (the only equipment we really use is large woks to mix and cook ingredients)!

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Almost no direct competition

There’s no other franchise in the U.S. right now that offers upscale affordable pan-Asian food and boba teas in the surging fast-casual market — and no one comes close on price and flavor!

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Forget the 9-5. People are ready to get together again, have great food, and have a good time. You can be the one to bring that feeling back to your community, and make good money doing it!

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Perfect for building a restaurant empire

Tin Drum currently has availability in high-demand markets! This is a perfect opportunity for multi-unit-minded candidates who are looking to scale and build an empire in their city!

*Refer to our 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document

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2020 changed the industry forever 

The fast-casual industry was a $125.6 billion industry in 2020 and is expected to reach $209.1 billion by 2027.
There’s not another franchise in the industry doing what Tin Drum does:
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Upscale pan-Asian food at an affordable price

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Curbside café-inspired decor and energy
Tin Drum Asian Kitchen's take out food icon represents their quick and fresh-to-order food.

Quick, fresh-to-order food

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True, authentic international flavors from all over Asia

Takeout and delivery will continue to be an important (and fast-growing) facet of all food industries.


Increase in food app delivery since 2017

anticipated delivery industry value by 2025


Percentage of Tin Drum business that’s already delivery/carryout

Tin Drum already has the infrastructure and technology built in to take advantage of this industry growth!


$394,300 – $608,250

Investment Range

OVER $1,165,000

Median Net Revenue 2022*



SYSTEMWIDE 2022 vs. 2021*

*Refer to our 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document



While Tin Drum has no direct competitors, some restaurants that operate in a similar space cost much more to open and much more to operate (anywhere between $500,000 and $2 million)!
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Smaller footprint

The average Tin Drum location is between 1,800 and 2,200 square feet. Other similar concepts range from 2,800 – 3,500 square feet.

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Minimal equipment

Because of Tin Drum’s streamlined operations, less equipment (just a large wok for mixing ingredients) is required to quickly and efficiently serve bold, delicious food from all around Asia.

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Multiple Revenue streams

In addition to the menu, Tin Drum Owners can offer boba teas and retail items without having to add space in the store!

Watch this brief video, which walks you through the Tin Drum layout.



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Our 5-week initial training program is split between 26 hours in a classroom and 200 hours on the job. Here Owners will learn everything they need to know about owning a Tin Drum franchise!

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Hiring and Staff

In addition to training our Owners, the support team will also help Owners train their staff on everything they need to know about making the dishes and working at a Tin Drum Asian Kitchen!

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Business Consultant

After opening, all Franchise Owners are assigned a Franchise Business Consultant who visits monthly and provides strategies for improvement and growth. 

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On-demand Video Library

Franchise Owners will also have access to a complete video training library on every position and in the restaurant and how to prepare each menu item that they can view at any time.

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Field Support

Our corporate support team will be onsite at the new Owner’s location for 2 weeks during the grand opening to ensure that the entire staff is primed for a successful launch.

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Marketing Support

Our marketing team will provide local store marketing guidance and social media support to ensure a consistent message across all channels and locations. 

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Fresh, Customized, High-Flavor Options

Our entire menu is prepared fresh-to-order, with the ability to customize ingredients and spice levels for each individual’s taste preference.

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Fun, Unique Dining Environment

With a restaurant design influenced by the vibrant sidewalk eateries in Hong Kong, our locations are unique, exciting and inviting.

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A Unique Blend of Asia’s Finest Flavors

Tin Drum’s eclectic menu draws on flavors and dishes served in all parts of the continent, as well as other offerings like boba tea!

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Respecting Ethnic Heritage and Indigenous Traditions

Tin Drum is the real deal when it comes to serving true pan-Asian cuisine. American consumers are seeking out true international flavors that have not been modified. 

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Upmarket Experience at an Affordable Price

Everything at Tin Drum goes back to the story of the Tin Drummer; we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy delicious food at a price they can afford.

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When Founder Steven Chan and his team decided to franchise Tin Drum, they wanted it to be more affordable and accessible than other restaurant concepts. But it takes more than accessibility to make success. 

So what makes a successful Tin Drum Owner?

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A strong business background
Our food is at the center of everything we do. You must be passionate about delivering the best quality food to your customers.
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Passion for serving bold, high-quality food

The support team will help Owners train their staff on everything they need to know about making the dishes and working at a TDAK!

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Dedication, commitment, and a strong work ethic

Tin Drum is one of the most fun franchise opportunities around, but if you’re not dedicated to hard work, this isn’t for you.

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The desire to grow, grow, grow!

We need people who want to grow their own business and take Tin Drum’s brand to the next level!

Tin Drum is a perfect opportunity for current restaurant owners who are looking to expand their portfolio!

Check out what these current Owners love about being a part of the Tin Drum family!

Become Part Of Something Extraordinary With This Japanese Franchise

Our Japanese franchise serves up quality food at a price everyone can afford
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High-quality, delicious Asian food doesn’t have to be upscale. With our Japanese franchise, guests have a fantastic, diverse selection of pan-asian dishes. Even better, our vibrant and fun Hong Kong inspired stores add to the fun experience of trying out dishes from all over Asia. Owners can see success with our Japanese franchise thanks to our business model created to thrive in a post-pandemic world.

From our adventurous dishes to our innovative business, Tin Drum Asian Kitchen is an investment you can be proud of!

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