In December 2012, popular and iconic Japanese restaurant franchise Kukai Ramen & Izakaya established its very first international outpost in Bellevue, Washington. This was the first time Kukai expanded outside of its domestic market of Japan. Since that time, Kukai has established even more locations throughout Washington in towns such as Northgate and Capitol Hill. Other states have also enjoyed their own Kukai Ramen franchises including Oregon (Beaverton), Indiana (Carmel), and Illinois (Wicker Park). There are further plans to expand the ramen chain into California and Australia.
In Kizuki, we believe in delivering the best fast casual dining experience to the all. We are on a mission to create positive memorable experience with everyone. We want to put a smile on your face every time you come into our store.
In October 2015, Intrepid Designer was brought in as the official website design agency assigned with the task of overhauling Kukai’s old website to a modern, responsive design that would look more attractive and function better to support the brand’s extensive plans for growth. The goals were ambitious and included:
redesigning the entire Kukai website from the ground up
collaborate with key business stakeholders throughout the design process
adding a Location page that could be easily and quickly updated to add new franchises
incorporating a contact form making it easy for new franchise inquiries to be submitted
designing and implementing a robust Career section for attracting and managing new applicants
implementing SEO best practices to boost Google search engine rankings
supporting the rebranding efforts of switching from Kukai to Kizuki
on-going website maintenance to support Kizuki’s future growth and expansion into new markets
Coming soon! Still in the data collection phase due to the recent rollout.