Today, an increasing number of people are choosing to fuel their bodies with healthy, delicious, and fresh meals. An Aloha Poke Co. franchise meets this customer needs with a future-oriented, fast-casual restaurant brand committed to quickly serving fresh, nutritious, and beautiful bowls featuring sashimi-grade fish and natural, unprocessed ingredients.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced fast-casual and quick-service restaurants to rapidly pivot to meet changing customer demands around convenience: robust delivery, take-out, and online ordering options. Many restaurants have been compelled to go digital and to simplify their operations. Some have found it extremely difficult to maintain 2000+ square foot locations and have struggled to reduce their footprint. Still, others have been forced to update their menu with options better suited to takeaway and delivery. Aloha Poke was ahead of these trends. The company had dedicated resources to streamlining operations well before the pandemic. With a simple and standardized menu and a vision for the fast-casual build-out of the future, Aloha Poke Co. was well-positioned to weather the pandemic storm.

The pandemic converged with other customers trends, including a focus on how they fuel their bodies. There is no better way to meet this need than by launching a poke franchise that offers your community a dedicated menu of healthy, delicious, fast-casual on-the-go food options. From an operator’s perspective, Aloha Poke’s buildouts can incorporate smaller spaces, require no kitchens, and are easy to operation, all of which results in better ROIs, whether you are a first-time owner or a seasoned franchisee looking to diversify your portfolio.

The Aloha Poke Co. offers poke franchises to anyone looking for a rewarding opportunity. With an impressive category growth rate and customers’ increasing preference for feel-good, heart-smart, wholesome superfoods, the poke market has a promising future and room to grow and expand.

What Makes the Aloha Poke Franchise Different? 

Everything we do is built around simplicity. With an order and pay-first operation model, our poke franchises operate in small commercial spaces and quickly serve long lines of customers without the need for a large staff.  Our poke bowl franchise makes it easy and convenient for customers to enjoy our offerings and for franchise owners to start and operate a successful business.

Today, many multi-brand, multi-unit franchisors are looking to simplify their portfolios due to the ongoing labor and supply chain issues. These issues cause bottom-line headaches for big-box brands who operate a full kitchen with a large staff to maintain complex, wide-ranging menu items. With an Aloha Poke franchise, you do not need to install large dining areas, complex ventilation, or large kitchen equipment like grills and fryers. Our poke restaurant franchises range in size from compact to full-sized, typically around 250 to 2,000 square feet. We offer our customers healthy and nutrient-dense meals with quick and convenient service in a clean, vibrant, modern environment that they will not find anywhere else.

Aside from serving fresh, healthy foods, we focus on sustainable sourcing. Our ahi tuna is wild caught with pole and line, and our salmon is raised off the coast of South America in Patagonian aquafarms where the water is so cold that antibiotics or hazardous genetically modified organisms are unnecessary.  Our poke restaurant franchise is also committed to leaving a small environmental footprint. Dedication to these values creates provides yet another point of difference for you to leverage as you grow your investment.

Overall, 88 percent of customers are willing to pay more for healthy food, and the poke market is expected to grow by $1.9 billion between 2019 and 2023 to meet this demand. These trends have only been accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Investing in Aloha Poke Co. now can be a great poke bowl franchise opportunity to offer food that supports your customers’ evolving health-conscience and active lifestyles. Our poke restaurant franchise provides customers with fresh poke bowls that are high in nutritional value. Each bowl is beautifully packed, picture perfect (think Instagram-worthy posts), and of exceptional quality, so customers can always feel good about how they are fueling their bodies.

Our company started with one micro-location in a very busy Chicago train station, offering portable meal options for people on the go. As the word spread and the lines grew, we knew we were on to something unique, special, and scalable. Since 2016, we have opened 17 locations, with 15 additional in development, more cities, and people now can enjoy our delicious bowls.

Join the Aloha Poke Co. Franchise Group

What is it like to be part of the Aloha Poke Co.? Let one of our owners tell you in his own words: “Aloha’s smaller footprint is a competitive advantage, keeping monthly occupancy costs at a minimum.” says Scott Miller, a multi-unit franchise owner.

We are actively seeking potential owners who are eager to expand our innovative, yet simple, restaurant concept. Are you that person? The ideal Aloha Poke Co. owner combines an entrepreneurial mindset with the skills to operate and market in their territories.

The Aloha Poke Co. brand embodies quality, sustainability, and simplicity. A candidate who is passionate about our values and wants to open a great restaurant with an established system could fit right in with the rest of our poke franchise group. We are looking for people who have similar lifestyle goals and would like to work with an organization they’d be proud to represent and serve a product they’d buy for themselves.

If you are interested in being an Aloha Poke Co. franchise owner, we want to work with you! Our team consists of industry experts with over five decades of fast-casual experience to assist you in growing your business.

And our franchise development support system is among the best around. We will help with pre-opening preparations, training, ongoing operations, technology, and marketing. We can also provide guidance on site selection, designs, permitting, and construction to help ensure that your store opens on time. In short, you can be confident that we’ve got your back.

At Aloha Poke Co., the expansion of your poke franchise business is a top priority. We work to ensure each franchise owner is satisfied and growing the business. They are our most reliable source of validation, particularly for other prospective franchise owners.

“There are a lot of opportunities in this company. The startup costs are minimal compared to other fast-casual franchise concepts, and you don’t need experience in the restaurant industry. The company is there to provide any kind of help for you to start your business and make sure that you are successful.” Says  Brian Wang, owner-operator of an Aloha Poke Co franchise location.

Contact us today if you’d like to join a team of like-minded people creating fantastic food. We look forward to meeting you! Good times and excellent opportunities could be just around the corner.

About Aloha Poke Co.

Proudly reimagining the idea of fast food, Aloha Poke Co. quickly packs ahi tuna, Patagonian salmon, and other clean, simple, responsibly sourced ingredients into beautiful, delicious poke bowls. Founded in downtown Chicago’s French Market in 2016, Aloha Poke has grown to 17 locations throughout the Midwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Mid-Atlantic.

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