MIAMI — Benihana Inc., the largest U.S. chain of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants, has modified its menu at the 64 company-owned eateries.

New offerings include a 12-ounce Imperial Steak; Hibachi Lemon Chicken; an Emperor's Salad with a choice of shrimp, steak or chicken, as well as other offerings. These new menu items are part of the company's Teppanyaki Renewal Program.

"At a time when many restaurants are cutting corners in an effort to save on costs, we are improving our food quality and variety without any entrée price increases," said Richard C. Stockinger, chief executive officer, Benihana Inc.