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Harvard case analysis on Benihana. Case Study Analysis Benihana of Tokyo Binus Business School, MM Executive Batch 20 Presented by. Operations Management Case Study Report Case: Benihana of Tokyo PREPARED BY: UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF: Dhruv Gupta 13DM Prof. A.K. Dey. In this case, after observing the significant advantages offered by batching, .. Benihana Case Analysis National Cranberry HBS Case Solution.

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They keep an optimal mix to meet the business district and residential flow.

Low Cost Rocky realized that low cost could be achieved and as the customer experience was unique, so it led to high profits. Skip to main content. The instant success of the first unit helped Rocky to open six franchises within the next seven years soon after which he realized that the franchise owners were investors and had no restaurant experience which made it even more difficult for them to relate to a native Japanese staff.

Authentic Japanese atmosphere 3. The major problem that Rocky addressed “Rocky” Aoki from the analysis was the shortage of skilled labor which he eliminated with the Hibachi table arrangement, which required only the chef as a skilled person. Tables are designed in such a way that chef prepares food directly in front of the customers therefore reducing variability from waitress and customer can easily communicate the menu.

The United States, overseas and Japan. Food cost relative to the industry: Hibachi and Teppanyaki Table: With the idea of going public someday the company had moved into joint-ventures in Mexico and overseas for the meantime.

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Dhruv Gupta 13DM Prof. The future plans also include targeting younger generations and introducing a combination of Chinese and Japanese operations and expand the Benihana experience in various other domains such as Renoir exhibitions and model agencies etc. Model difficult to replicate: Furthermore they had the constraints of the staff and the cost factor which confined them to open there units in major cities.

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Benihana of Tokyo – Case – Harvard Business School

These learning helped Rocky to open up his first unit of Figure 2: Click here to sign up. He also learned that the American enjoyed watching their food being prepared.

He got himself enrolled in the school of restaurant management at New York City College, thinking that he would never go hungry in the restaurant business. Benihana restaurants adopted well defined and accurate methods during site selection and training of chefs which helped them reduced the average dinner turnover time and the unique combination of Japanese paternalism in an American setting made the Benihana model difficult to replicate 8.

As benjhana menu was simple and limited so, the food wastage was reduced.

Benihana of Tokyo

Considering all these advantages and disadvantages beenihana account the company had three principal areas for growth: Apart from this each restaurant had a simply management structure which allowed all the managers to report to the operation manager, Allen Saito who in turn reported to Bill Susha Vice President which made it easier for the top management to control the company.

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Log In Sign Up. Help Center Find new research papers in: Target high traffic area Benihana restaurants adopted well defined and accurate methods during site selection and training of chefs which helped them reduced the average dinner turnover time.

There were other issues which had to be addressed for example importing cwse item from Japan used in construction of a unit and using Japanese carpenters.

Business person, tourist visitors, white collars Site selection: All this along with the unique combination of Japanese paternalism in an American setting made the Benihana model difficult to replicate but there were certain problems that the management was facing during the future expansion plans. According to Bill Susha Vice President the company could limit to opening only 5 units a year because that was as fast as the two crews of Japanese carpenter could work.

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Benihana founder Hiroaki Benihana by Labour skilled at providing an interactive dining experience, equal bwnihana to all the customers 6. Steak, chicken and shrimp Target customers: Beverages cost lower than the industry: He did a systematic analysis of US restaurant market and discovered that although American enjoyed eating in exotic surrounding but were deeply mistrustful towards exotic foods.

Ubs me on this computer. Food and beverages Types of food served: Then table helps the customer to participate in the cooking process.