Scaling back the menu and shifting to counter service allowed owner Thanda Win to reduce staffing by eliminating the need for servers and bartenders.

Author: Business First /Bizjournals.com, Tracey Drury
Published: 8:17 AM EDT May 18, 2023
Updated: 8:17 AM EDT May 18, 2023

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — A local Japanese/Burmese restaurant is hoping to expand through franchising.

Lime House Sushi & Ramen has received approvals from New York as a registered franchisor, with plans to expand the business concept beyond Western New York.

Founded in 2017 in Williamsville, Lime House expanded last fall into Hamburg under a modified fast casual concept. That’s compared to the original site, where the business operated as a full-service restaurant with a large menu and a bar.