ONIGILLY’s mission is to introduceonigiriinto the American dietary repertoire and to contribute to better eating habits nationwide. Koji founded ONIGILLY with this goal in mind back in 2007. He put his commitment and passion in motion by applying for a food incubation program at NPO Incubation La Cocina of San Francisco, which was established to support emigrant women and encourage their independence.
La Cocina understood Koji’s vision, and despite being outside of their typical demographic, supported ONIGILLY, which became their first business run by a male owner in the entire program. With constant and generous support from their volunteers, ONIGILLY has made remarkable growth ever since.
ONIGILLY opened its first restaurant in September, 2012 and have 5 locations in San Francisco Bay Area now. Koji’s dream is to become the nation wide chain company in the US, and to create an environment where more and more people can discover this delicious, healthy, and handy fast food to eat anytime, anywhere, and which will ultimately lead to improvements in their eating habits.