California based Ahipoki Bowl to open first quick serve poke restaurant this April in the State of Arizona in south Scottsdale.
Following the concept’s impressive grand opening in Temple City, CA this past February where the flagship store sold 1,000 bowls in one day, Ahipoki Bowl has announced its newest location in Scottsdale, AZ.
Poke, a Hawaiian based dish featuring diced sushi grade fish like ahi tuna and salmon garnished with vegetables and exotic toppings like daikon and masago served over a bowl of rice is the quick serve industry’s hottest new concept. The Ahipoki Bowl restaurant group, based in southern California is at the forefront of developing the concept and has plans for multi-unit growth throughout the southwest and beyond.
For Arizona, they’ve partnered with local businessmen, Michael Zimmerman and Jason Jantzen to open at 2805 N. Scottsdale Rd. Based on market research, the partnership has plans to open at least six to seven restaurants in the Phoenix metro area and ten to fifteen statewide.
Zimmerman owns Republic West Home, a twenty year old construction company specializing in remodeling and restaurant build-outs. Jantzen is also owner of Phoenix Marketing Associates, a top marketing and PR firm in Scottsdale with a long track record of successes in marketing within the restaurant and hospitality industries.
“Being the first quick serve poke restaurant in Arizona really gives us a leg up on other brands competing for market share within this space,” explained Michael Zimmerman, Managing Partner of Ahipoki Bowl, Arizona. “We’ve researched several healthy concepts and without a doubt, poke in the Scottsdale market makes the most sense—it blends perfectly with consumers’ desires for a fast and healthy meal while satisfying their cravings for something other than a burrito or a burger.”
More information can be found at www.ahipokibowl.com
The Ahipoki Bowl concept was born out of the desire of a restaurant group wanting to bring a much needed health-conscious California seafood restaurant with a south pacific flair to its customers. Health conscious fish lovers can sit down and relax in a laid back atmosphere all while enjoying the fusion of Japanese and Hawaiian flavors coupled with a fresh fish experience normally found outside of a quick serve restaurant.