Aloha Poke Co. franchise began its journey in a humble 13-by-8-footfood stall in Chicago’s French Market in the Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago in 2016.We rethought fast food by providing our customers with quick, delicious, and healthy poke bowls. Our beautiful bowls have been helping fuel our customer’s days, and we’re dedicated to bringing our poke concept to new markets.
Since 2019, we’ve begun offering Aloha Poke Co. franchise opportunities and have opened 18 locations in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, and DC, with more to follow in Texas later this year. Our restaurants range from compact to full-size (250- to 1,500-squarefeet) and continue to provide quick and convenient service and healthy meals to our customers.
Simplicity is foundational to everything we do and that is reflected in our build-out, operations, and menu. Our streamlined business model features smaller space requirements, and means no ventilation, black iron, grills, fryers, ovens, hoods, or huge dining areas. With a “pay-first” consumer model, operations are less complex and our team can provide faster execution.
It’s our mission to pack fresh, fast, and tasty bowls filled with high-quality mostly-raw ingredients. We feature some of the healthiest ingredients on the planet (think lean protein, fresh vegetables, mixed greens) that consumers will enjoy and appreciate, and will keep them coming back for more.
The high-quality proteins we use are sustainably and responsibly sourced from farms and fisheries. We take our environmental stewardship seriously, ensuring our fish are without antibiotics and are hand caught, and that the chicken we use is free range.
Our sustainability and sourcing initiatives extend from our menu ingredients to consumer demand: we’ll keep bringing Aloha Poke Co. franchise opportunities and fresh flavors to our loyal customers.
The Future of Poke
Poke is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon; in fact, its popularity is expected to continue to grow by $1.2bn through 2024. Poke plays into many food trends that are shifting consumer demand. Moving away from greasy fast food, consumers are looking for healthier options that they can personalize and poke fits into this niche perfectly. Tuna and salmon are among the healthiest fish to consume, and when you add in vegetables and superfood ingredients, poke bowls are a complete healthy meal.
Poke has become a mainstay in the fast casual food segment, as it’s a great option for franchisees to get in with low overhead and upfront costs, and it provides diners with convenient, healthy meals. Poke is a win-win in the fast casual scene that isn’t going anywhere.
High-quality poke bowls like those offered by Aloha Poke Co. franchises are slated to stand the test of time as a continual consumer favorite.
Contact us today to learn more about an Aloha Poke Co. franchise opportunity.