Teriyaki Madness, a Seattle-style teriyaki shop, sold out during its first few days after opening in Valparaiso.
Owners Haresh and Nikky Prithyani, who own the Chesterton Montessori School, hope to open several other Northwest Indiana locations. They’re eyeing Chesterton, Merrillville, Michigan City and Mishawaka.
“We just need to get our feet wet first,” Haresh Prithyani said.
They opened their first Teriyaki Madness franchise at 2502 Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso, in a former Family Video that they converted into a strip mall. They have two other suites for rent in the building, which they removed the awning from so it wouldn’t be so obvious it used to be a Family Video.
The fast-casual Asian restaurant chain serves customizable made-to-order teriyaki bowls, such as chicken teriyaki, steak teriyaki, salmon teriyaki and spicy tofu teriyaki that mix proteins with rice and vegetables.