Hissho Sushi, a franchise business and provider of sushi and Pan-Asian cuisine to the retail foodservice market, was honored as a 2017 SmartCEO Charlotte Future 50 Award winner.

SmartCEO recognizes 50 of the Charlotte region’s fastest growing mid-sized companies. These companies represent the future of the region’s economy and entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. The winners are chosen based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth.

Hissho operates in more than 1,000 locations in 42 states plus the District of Columbia. The company was started by Philp Muang in 1998, nine years after he arrived in the United States from Myanmar.