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About Pokeworks

Founded in 2015, Pokeworks was created out of our founders who shared a vision of bringing people flavorful food. After many trips to Hawaii filled with lots of poke, the founders decided to bring this island favorite to the Mainland for all to enjoy.

Our chef driven kitchen brings an authentic taste of the islands to Pokeworks with nationally recognized collaborators from across the country. Our hand-crafted Signature Works and limited-time bowls offer unique flavors that draw inspirations from a mix of cultures from Hawaii and across the globe.

Inspired by sustainable, seasonal, and natural ingredients, Pokeworks is committed to bringing you superior seafood. We view responsibly-sourced seafood as more than just a trend. We believe in the importance of meeting today’s needs while preserving our oceans so that future generations will never have to fish in troubled waters.

At Pokeworks, our sustainability efforts go beyond the menu. Being socially and environmentally responsible is a commitment. On top of prioritizing sustainable food sources, we have put an effort into finding sustainable building material. A number of our spaces use Forest Stewardship Council™-certified reclaimed wood products.

At Pokeworks, being socially and environmentally responsible is more than just a tag line—it’s a commitment. Our poke bar is stocked with only eco-friendly ingredients, as we strive to be environmentally and socially responsible.


To serve up high-quality, healthy food in a convenient and responsible way. We are committed to consistently bringing you delicious Hawaiian-inspired poke made using only the most premium ingredients. At Pokeworks you can always feel great about what you’re eating!

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Michael Wu, CEO

Started Franchising

2016 (5 years)

Total Number of Units

56 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

How Much Does It Cost To Open A Pokeworks Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Pokeworks franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Pokeworks franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Pokeworks franchise is Royalty Fee Is Due On Wednesday Each Week Or A Day Determined By The Franchisor.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Pokeworks Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Pokeworks Pokeworks has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll).

Pokeworks Company Details

Here are some additional details about Pokeworks.

Parent Company Beyond Franchise Group LLC
Initial Investment $35,000
Veteran Incentives 10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee 6%
Ad Royalty 1.50%
Cash Requirement $100,000
Term of Agreement 10 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Pokeworks

Pokeworks offers several support options to its franchisees. With 56 (as of 2020) units, Pokeworks aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Pokeworks offers 48 hours on the job training, 48 hours classroom training, and At training center additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Pokeworks.

On-The-Job Training 48 hours
Classroom Training 48 hours
Additional Training At training center
Ongoing Support
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Field Operations
  • Site Selection
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • Regional Advertising
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Loyalty Program/App
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Is Pokeworks Right For You?

Pokeworks has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Pokeworks online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Pokeworks online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Pokeworks franchise and offer tips to running a successful Pokeworks franchise location.


Why Should You Start a Pokeworks Franchise?

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