Benihana Inc. is an operator of teppanyaki-style restaurants. The Company operates two other Asian restaurant concepts: RA Sushi and Haru. The Benihana teppanyaki restaurant, offers teppanyaki-style Japanese cuisine in which fresh steak, chicken and seafood are prepared by a chef on a steel teppan grill at the center of the guests� table. Its RA Sushi concept offers sushi and a full menu of Pacific-Rim dishes featuring upbeat design elements and contemporary music. As of June 3, 2011, the Company owned and operated 63 Benihana teppanyaki restaurants, including one restaurant under the name Samurai; franchise 20 additional Benihana teppanyaki restaurants; owned and operated 25 RA Sushi restaurants, and owned and operated eight Haru restaurants. In August 2012, the Company announced the completion of its acquisition by funds advised by the Private Equity Group of Angelo, Gordon & Co.