Pokeatery to Celebrate First Texas Location in Austin

  • Industry News February 8, 2018

    Pokeatery, a popular Northern California-based concept known for its build-your-own poké boxes, signature pokecado toast, and Dole Whip floats, is hosting a Grand Opening celebration for its Austin location on Saturday, February 10 at 11 A.M. The poké shop, located at 1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd. #1410, in Austin’s Mueller neighborhood, has already gained a fan following since first opening doors in December. The Grand Opening festivities will include:

    • Free poké box to the first 100 people in line
    • Buy one, get one free poké boxes to the second 100 people in line
    • The opportunity to win a flat-screen TV for everyone who stops by that day

    “The positive reception that we’ve received over the last few weeks has been greater than we could have ever anticipated,” says Joann Chung, founder and co-owner of Pokeatery. “We’re excited to finally celebrate the Grand Opening of our first Texas store with the Austin community.”

    Pokeatery was founded by husband and wife duo Derek and Joann Chung who, after managing family-owned sushi restaurants for over 20 years, decided to bring fresh, authentic Hawaiian poké to the mainland. The concept quickly grew a following in Northern California and became known for their completely customizable poké bowls, which are loaded up with rice, noodles, or greens as a base, stacked with unlimited mix-ins, sauces, and toppings, and finished with proteins like ahi, yellowtail, salmon, octopus, tofu, and more. Additional menu standouts are Pokeatery’s signature pokecado toast and Dole Whip floats. The Austin location features new menu offerings like rice noodles and beer floats, made with Hawaiian craft beers and Dole Whip pineapple soft serve.

    Pokeatery is partnered with Fransmart, the franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as their exclusive franchise development partner and is currently looking for experienced multi-unit foodservice operators to develop franchise territories in major markets.

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