The inspiration for Eight Turn Crêpe stems from the fun and popular street food in Harajuku, Japan. Unlike the traditional French crêpe, these delicious crêpes are naturally gluten-free, made with rice flour and served as a cone, making it an ideal, mess-free meal on the go. By Heidi Lubrani
The inspiration for Eight Turn Crêpe stems from the fun and popular street food in Harajuku, Japan. Unlike the traditional French crêpe, these delicious crêpes are naturally gluten-free, made with rice flour and served as a cone, making it an ideal, mess-free meal on the go.
Marleen Zhik, president of franchising, is excited to share this fast-casual crêperie concept with the western world. “The vision was to bring a uniquely Japanese product to America and introduce a scalable business that focuses on superior customer service, presentation and quality,” said Zhik. In addition to the crêpe’s easy-to-eat presentation, it’s also a great choice for consumers looking for the perfect balance of flavor and fast food. “Thirty-nine percent of Americans look for a healthier option in the QSR industry, and that is why we source locally grown, organic fruits and vegetables for all of our crêpes and house-made sauces,” explained Zhik. “Customers enjoy a lower calorie experience with a superior taste, all while dining in a fun and inviting environment.”
The name “Eight Turn” comes from the deep, Asian reverence and respect for the number eight, which symbolizes infinity and signifies happiness and prosperity. The word ‘turn’ reflects the beautiful way the crêpes are designed while emerging into a new, healthy, and happy reality.
To Zhik, there are infinite benefits to investing in this type of franchise. “Our business is a low startup, low risk, high cash flow, scalable business. Eight Turn Crêpe generates tremendous ROI, as one location offers six different revenue streams. We offer dine-in, takeout and delivery services, a booming catering business and perfect on-the-go food for pop-ups and food festivals, as well as kids crêpe-making classes. A simple investment in our turnkey operation will provide you with an in-demand product, customized menu, cutting-edge store design, and expert marketing,” she said.