Pokeworks Announces Continued National Expansion

Pokeworks continues to lead and bring more of their crunchy, fresh and healthy Poke Your Way across the country!

Pokeworks CEO Steve Heeley announced today that the innovative fast casual brand has executed three multi-unit area development deals resulting in 10 total locations in Orange County, California; Queens, New York City; as well as Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas. Pokeworks plans to open all 10 locations in the next three years. These deals build on Pokeworks’ expansion drive both domestically and internationally with recent deals signed in Denver, Canada and Taiwan.

“We are delighted to bring our fresher premium products from sustainable sources to more people across the country,” said Heeley. “It’s amazing to see our brand grow from coast to coast, and we can’t wait to begin working with these outstanding new franchisees. We look forward to the continued growth of our brand and the spread our love for the thrust!

The latest Pokeworks franchise deals feature three new franchisees with the brand. Franchisee Andrew Yoo, a multi-unit franchisee with Paris Baguette, BBQ Chicken and Zipbap Korean Kitchen, is bringing four new locations to Orange Country. In Queens, franchisee John Tseng, a former Sakura Japanese franchisee, signed up for three new locations. And, in Texas, Austin Pokeworks multi-unit operator Marcos Blanco has partnered with his cousin Denis Blanco to develop three Pokeworks in Arlington and Fort Worth.

For more information on Pokeworks, their locations, and to view their full menu, visit pokeworks.com.

About Pokeworks

Pokeworks was founded in 2015 with the simple mission of spreading its love for poke, the crunchy, fresh and healthy Hawaiian favorite, with the world. Pokeworks’ innovative Poke Your Way™ approach is innovative, offering guests unlimited ways to customize their poke order to match their food preferences, including vegan, gluten-free, and other conscious diets. The Poke Burrito has developed a cult following, as has Pokeworks. proprietary sauces, ranging from sweet and hot to savory. Pokeworks believes in living a healthy lifestyle and eating meals made with the highest quality, freshest ingredients from sustainable food sources. In 2022, the brand had the honor of being named “Top Poke Franchise” by Startup Magazine. The brand has more than 60 locations in 20 states, as well as Taiwan and Mexico, and recently announced a Canadian development deal coming soon. For more information, visit pokeworks.com or follow Pokeworks on Facebook, Twitterinstagram and tik tok.

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