When Joshua Richman joined the six-unit Happi House fast-casual chain as president and chief executive in March, his instructions from the board were to grow the brand. After a 12-year lull in franchising, the San Jose, Calif.-based concept, which specializes in “California-style teriyaki,” is ready to pursue that goal, Richman says. Why are you going to resume franchising?California is experiencing the same economic woes as the rest of the country, although we ...

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