You might expect crowd control ropes outside a swank night club, a rock concert venue or even an Apple store poised for a new iPhone release.
But for an udon cafeteria-style restaurant?
Yet that’s just what you’ll find outside the Marukame Udon on Waikiki in Honolulu, with throngs of people lined up to get inside, no matter what day or night.
Now, Bay Area folks can get a taste of this noodle sensation, with the opening last week of the first branch of this worldwide Japanese noodle chain in San Francisco at the Stonestown Galleria. It’s only the second one on the mainland, with the other being in Los Angeles.
Time will tell if the San Francisco outpost surpasses the Waikiki one, which is the highest grossing location for the company.