Pinehurst, N.C., October 15, 2018: Charlotte-based Hissho Sushi was again named as a top, privately-owned company in North Carolina, honored on the 2018 N.C. Mid-Market 40 list. Hissho ranked #15 for its revenue and employment growth.

“We are honored to be named among the fellow companies in this prestigious group,” said Dan Beem, Hissho Sushi’s CEO. “We are excited about the explosive growth Hissho continues to see, and credit our success to the commitment and dedication of our incredible team.”

This year marks 20 years since Hissho Sushi was founded in Charlotte, N.C. It has been an industry leader growing to more than 1,200 locations in 42 states, breaking into locations ranging from grocery stores to airports, universities, healthcare facilities and even Bank of America Stadium.

Business North Carolina and Cherry Bekaert LLP partnered to honor these top businesses which will be featured in the upcoming November issue of Business NC magazine.


Hissho Sushi, headquartered in Charlotte NC, is the second-largest sushi franchise in the country and has regularly been recognized for their year-over-year growth by Charlotte Business Journal’s Fast 50, by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America, Grant Thornton’s NC 100 and Smart CEO’s Future 40, among others. Founded in 1998, Hissho has grown to more than 1,200 locations in 42 states. Through its business, Hissho Sushi aspires to enrich lives, and to inspire all to be great and do good.

For more than 70 years, Cherry Bekaert LLP has been helping clients take their businesses as far as they want to go. As one of the largest national public accounting firms headquartered in Richmond, Va., Cherry Bekaert’s resource network stretches across the Southeast: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. It also extends nationally and internationally through an alliance with Baker Tilly International, an association of independent accounting services and consulting firms

Business North Carolina magazine has explored what’s happening in one very special place — North Carolina — for more than 37 years, producing quality, in-depth journalism that digs into the stories behind the news. In addition to the monthly magazine, BNC publishes its annual North Carolina Economic Development Guide and partners on projects with various statewide organizations. For more information, visit or contact Ben Kinney, publisher, at 704-927-6273

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