MILWAUKEE, Wis. (January 4, 2019) – This December, Milwaukee’s foodies will be lined up to celebrate the grand opening of Pokéworks, the nation’s leading healthy, fast-casual poke restaurant. The new spot at 17000 W Bluemound Road has officially debuted with a fresh take on Hawaiian-inspired poke bowls and burritos with a convenient and customizable menu.
To celebrate the grand opening, Pokéworks of Milwaukee will offer a taste of the islands with a special all-day buy one, get one free deal on Saturday, January 19, between normal business hours. In addition to exclusive giveaways and prizes, the first 50 guests in line will enjoy a coveted Pokéworks branded coconut.
The new Pokéworks in Milwaukee is owned and operated by Wisconsin native, Andy Wick. Andy recently moved back to Milwaukee after living in Denver for the past three years. While living in Colorado, Andy tried something for the first time – fresh poke. He was instantly hooked on the vibrant flavors and fell in love with the concept of a fast-casual poke restaurant. After deciding to move back to Wisconsin to be closer to friends and family, he is now introducing Pokéworks to the Milwaukee community.
Inspired by sustainable, seasonal and natural ingredients, Pokéworks believes in the importance of meeting today’s needs while preserving our oceans. Guests of all dietary restrictions, including those maintaining gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan, as well as cooked or raw protein diets can enjoy a build their own poke bowls, burritos or salads by selecting a base protein – tuna, salmon, chicken, shrimp, scallops and tofu, unique regional mix-ins, flavoring sauces, toppings and crunchy texture.
“Poke lovers in Milwaukee will quickly come to find that Pokéworks is substantially different than your typical fast-casual restaurant,” said Andy. “Our genuinely fresh ingredients, responsibly-sourced seafood and chef-curated sauces, paired with the unique demographic of the Milwaukee community makes Pokéworks the destination for fresh, fast and reliable food.”
Founded in 2015 with its first store in Midtown Manhattan, Pokéworks is building on momentum largely fueled by its millennial relevance and deep-rooted commitment to sustainability efforts as seen through its certified reclaimed wood building material. With restaurants in California, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, Connecticut, Illinois and Texas, Pokéworks has carved out a unique niche in the industry with over 20 locations open and more than 100 locations projected to open by end of 2020.
Founded in 2015, Pokéworks is one the nation’s largest and fastest growing poke brands in North America with over 20 locations open and more than 100 projected to open by 2020. The brand provides a fresh take on Hawaiian-inspired poke burritos and bowls, using the highest quality of responsibly-sourced ingredients. Its chef-driven menu allows for complete customization that caters to almost anyone including those maintaining gluten-free, nut-free, vegetarian, vegan as well as cooked or raw protein diets. For more information about the franchise opportunity, visit www.pokeworks.com/franchise.