First Mama Fu’s Restaurant in Ohio Opens in Cleveland

First Mama Fu's Restaurant in Ohio Opens in Cleveland

Asian Flex-Casual Concept Opening Two Ohio Restaurants; First Location Opens December 13, 2013 in North Olmsted

As the fast-paced, national growth of the fast-casual Asian segment continues to gain popularity throughout the country, Mama Fu’s is feeding consumer demand for freshly prepared Asian cuisine with their expansion into the Midwest, opening the first Mama Fu’s restaurant in Ohio on December 13th.

As one of the hottest Asian concepts already in Austin, and successfully operating sixteen locations throughout Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas, Mama Fu’s is opening the first of two Ohio locations this month.

Local husband and wife entrepreneurs, Mark and Lisa Shaw, will open the doors to the new Mama Fu’s Asian House at the Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted, neighboring the new Regal Cinema.

“We look forward to introducing a concept to the Midwest that has been so popular in other regions of the country,” said Mark Shaw. “Offering consumers freshly prepared Asian cuisine with a unique service model that includes a fast casual approach to lunch and table service for dinner, we’re confident Mama Fu’s will be well-received by the diverse and busy schedules of the local consumers here in Cleveland.”

First Mama Fu's Restaurant in Ohio Opens in Cleveland

Mama Fu’s Asian House located at the Great Northern Mall offers guests convenience, value and unique flavors with its high quality, made-to-order Asian-inspired food, including the MenuMasters award-winning Banh mi sandwich. With a contemporary and user-friendly menu that allows guests to navigate their options more easily, guests can choose between a rice dish or noodle bowl, as well as their protein of choice, from a selection of Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean menu options.

More health-conscious guests can order a Steam Bowl or salad, or have their protein steamed, a cooking method that reduces oils and starch. For a more exclusive look at menu options and perks, Mama Fu’s offers a popular rewards program to customers, known as the “Funatics Club,” which offers exclusive deals to club members and keeps guests coming back to enjoy the Mama Fu’s experience.

“As we continue to expand the brand into new regions of the country, we’re excited to have Mark and Lisa introducing us to the Midwest,” said Randy Murphy, President and CEO of Mama Fu’s. “The Shaw’s have a proven track record opening restaurant concepts in areas where they know the consumer and know the demand. We’re happy to have them as a part of the Mama Fu’s family and look forward to continuing our growth with them.”

North Olmsted’s Mama Fu’s location at 402 Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, OH 44070 opening December 13, 2013 will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11am – 9pm and Friday through Saturday from 11am – 10pm. To contact the restaurant directly, please call 440-427-3287.

To learn more about Multi-Unit Franchising opportunities please call 512-949-3211 or email

First Mama Fu's Restaurant in Ohio Opens in Cleveland

The Austin, Texas-based Murphy Adams Restaurant Group purchased Mama Fu’s Asian House from Raving Brands in March 2008. Mama Fu’s specializes in freshly prepared Asian cuisine and offers a unique Flex Casual service model that includes a fast casual approach to lunch, with a transition to relaxed, full service at dinner. Combined with delivery, take-out, online ordering and catering, Mama Fu’s is a convenient and delicious option for every dining occasion. The company currently has 17 locations open and operating, with 60 stores in development. For more information, call (512) 949-3220 or visit