Why Us

Become a Franchisee

It’s true what they say, a franchise system is only as good as the people working within it.

Whether you’re the franchisor or franchisee, the onus is on all of us to promote our brand and be the best at what we do. That’s why attracting astute people with a keen business acumen and solid work ethic are vital attributes if you want to be an AFC Sushi franchisee.

We also need gregarious people who are willing to go that extra mile and are continually hungry for new business. Supermarket sushi is a product of its own environment where consumer decisions are made in a spilt second. Having the right products on show at the right time is one factor for success. Your level of customer engagement will prove the difference between an average trading day and a great trading day.

Franchising is all about people working toward a common goal. Specifically, life enrichment.

What does that truly mean? Of course, making money will go a long way towards life enrichment, however, a change in lifestyle; being your own boss; pursuing a better quality of life or learning a new craft are also factors that may lead to life enrichment.

The upside of having no experience is the team at AFC will comprehensively train you in all aspects of our business from ordering supplies to making an on-the-spot customer special order. Remember, people often eat with their eyes, and sushi is revered as Art culminating from centuries of tradition. It’s therefore our job to make you feel passionate about these beliefs and what really matters to succeed in our business.

If you’re looking to make a difference and will not shy away from a sale, then we want to speak with you!

Low Setup Cost

An AFC franchise starts from as little as $50,000, making your dream of owning your own business even easier.

Woolworths Partnership

Our partnership with Australia’s largest supermarket group gives our franchisees a valuable sales platform and a clear advantage over our competitors.

Training & Support

Our team provides ongoing training and support to make sure you’re getting the most out of your investment and delivering the best experience for our customers.

Our partners are the best in the business

It’s no secret, AFC Sushi does not compromise on quality. We use Fresh Atlantic Salmon in all our products. We realised quickly early on there is no substitute for Fresh Atlantic Salmon.

AFC Sushi has forged a strong alliance with Australia’s leading producer of Atlantic Salmon, Tassal.

Fresh Atlantic Salmon is the most versatile ingredient we use across multiple applications, that is, showcased in Sashimi, Nigiri, Salads and all our Sushi Rolls we serve our customers every day.

Fun facts:

  • Our number 1 selling line features Fresh Atlantic Salmon; and
  • 3 of our top 10 products feature Fresh Atlantic Salmon.

When speaking truths, it’s no secret either, Tassal are recognised as world leaders in sustainability, quality and innovation. AFC Sushi is fortunate to partner with a company that values the importance of our environment, their people and processes. Notwithstanding Tassal was the first Salmon farming company in the world to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification across all our farming regions.

AFC Sushi is proud to work closely alongside our Partners at Tassal.


AFC Sushi prides itself on its rice recipes and preparation procedures. Good quality, acidified sushi rice underpins the success of our products.

When we first opened in Australia, AFC Sushi used the same rice grain as our US parent entity. We realised early on the benefits of sourcing a locally grown rice grain and switched to a premium short grain rice that is ideal for sushi. It was at this time, AFC Sushi and SunRice developed a close and collaborative supply partnership.

Fun facts:

  • The word ‘sushi’ actually means ‘vinegar rice’ – ‘su’ being the Japanese word for vinegar and ‘shi’ an abbreviation of the word ‘meshi’, a colloquial name for cooked rice; and
  • Rice constitutes over half the weight of our sushi products.

Australian grown rice is synonymous with SunRice, one of the largest rice food companies in the world. SunRice supply almost 50 countries with diverse, innovative and nutritious rice food products, and through their successful food ingredients and foodservice divisions, contribute to thousands of other brands and businesses around the world.

AFC Sushi values its partnership with SunRice and we’re honoured to be associated with the best in their business.

Ready to join the AFC community?