The Yo!Sushi restaurant group is close to striking a deal that will see its first outlet opening in America. It plans to expand overseas through the use of franchises and is looking at Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Washington DC, Atlanta and New York. Robin Rowland, chief executive, said he believed there was up to 250 potential locations the group could eventually support in the US over the next five to 10 years. The group already has two franchises in Paris and will have 10 outlets in the Middle East by the end of next year. Primary Capital, the private equity group behind the restaurant chain, has bought a 50% stake in toy and gadget retailer Tobar Group for £42m. The Independent on Sunday 03/09/06 (Business) page 3 The Sunday Telegraph (Business) 03/09/06 page 2