Location in northwest suburb of Chicago marks 9th location in region
Aloha Poke opened its 20th location in the Village of Mount Prospect, just 24 miles northwest of Chicago, today, October 18. The new store on Elmhurst Road marks the 9th opening in Chicagoland. Moreover, the fast-casual chain is celebrating a strong year, with a 13% year-over-year increase in comp(arable) store sales.
Chicago-based Aloha Poke Co operates and franchises 20 restaurants in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Washington, DC. The concept offers ahi tuna, Patagonian salmon, and other clean, responsibly sourced ingredients, including sashimi-grade seafood, into its appealing poke bowls.
Chris Birkenshaw, chief executive of Aloha Poke Co., commented, “My family lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and I’m asked constantly about opening stores in the area. Based on the growing demand for delicious and healthy fast causal (sic) concepts and a strong location, it’s the perfect time to bring Aloha Poke Co. to Mount Prospect and the surrounding community. We’re thrilled to continue to expand our footprint around Chicago, while also growing with our exceptional franchisees in existing and new markets across the country.”
Aloha Poke started in a food hall in Chicago’s West Loop. With a new corporate location opening in Deerfield in the early part of 2023, the chain will tally 13 company-owned restaurants at that time.
In addition, the company is eyeing expansion in Florida, Texas and Georgia and penetrating the Maryland, North Carolina, and Tennessee markets through franchising.
Aloha Poke Village of Mount Prospect, 916 North Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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