Our Story 2018-01-30T23:59:07+00:00



Our Story

In 1989, Hissho Sushi CEO Philip Maung arrived in America with just $13 in his pocket and a dream of making a new life. He found his calling in the emerging supermarket sushi industry and spent years learning every facet of the sushi business. In 1998, Philip and his wife Kristina pooled their finances to form Hissho Sushi and founded the company in the family dining room. The company began providing fresh sushi daily to supermarkets and cafes.

Today, Hissho Sushi is a dynamic foodservice and distribution company managing and operating more than 875 sushi bars across the U.S. Our 46,000 square foot, state-of-the-art headquarters is located in beautiful Charlotte, NC.


Philip Maung was nominated as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2006. In 2007, Entrepreneur Magazine named Hissho Sushi to its Hot 500 list of fastest growing businesses in America. In 2009, Maung received the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Southeast division, as well as a National Finalist. In 2010, Hissho Sushi was named one of the nation’s top entrepreneurial companies in the position of 3571 in Inc. 5000 annual ranking;and was in the Top 100 in the Food & Beverage Companies.

As our company continues to expand, we remain more committed than ever to exceeding our customers’ expectations and providing the highest quality sushi available for consumers.