Japanese restaurant chain with West Coast roots to open in Owings Mills

A fast-casual Japanese eatery with West Coast roots is planning to open its first Maryland location early next year.

Teriyaki Madness has signed a lease for 1,500 square feet at the Valley Village shopping center in Owings Mills. The restaurant, the chain’s first in the state, is expected to open in early 2016, when it will start serving a variety of pan-Asian bowls, entrees, noodles and appetizers.

Founded in 2003 in Seattle and currently headquartered in Denver, Teriyaki Madness has 21 locations nationwide, with the next-closest restaurant in Northern Virginia. The company offers franchise opportunities — the Owings Mills location is a franchise — and each eatery requires an initial investment between $255,199 and $560,850, according to the Teriyaki Madness 2015 Franchise Disclosure Agreement.

The Valley Village complex where Teriyaki Madness plans to open is managed by David S. Brown Enterprises Ltd., and includes 48,000 square feet of retail space and 55,000 square feet of office space.