Pokeworks Franchise


Pokéworks is a ground-breaking, healthy fast-casual restaurant concept that began on a rainy day in December of 2015 in a tiny location in Midtown Manhattan.  Today, it has grown into one of the largest and fastest growing poke brands in the nation and one we can proudly say is anchored almost entirely with multi-unit institutional franchisees.
Pokéworks was born on that quiet Winter day with a trickle of curious New Yorkers that wondered in to experience poke for the first time.  Weeks later, hundreds stood in line outside our tiny restaurant willing to wait 45 minutes or more to build their own poke burrito or bowl.  While more than 700 New Yorkers were enjoying our poke per day, our ground breaking “The ‘Sushi Burrito’ has hit NYC and its amazing” video went viral and received more than 42 million views. As a result, Pokéworks quickly became known worldwide as one of the leading poke franchise brands.
Media consensus is that Pokéworks’ extraordinary consumer appeal is fueled by the exceptional quality, efficiency and affordability of our healthy chef-driven menu.  Restaurateurs on the other hand marvel at our easy to execute menu as well as the simplicity of our kitchens with no hood, no deep frying and no in-ground grease trap requirement. While growing quickly with experienced multi-unit franchisees, Pokéworks has joined forces with Toridoll Holdings Corporation. The agreement with the $1.6 billion publicly traded restaurant giant (TYO: 3397) was specifically designed by both parties to leverage Toridoll’s considerable expertise in global brand development while allowing Pokéworks to maintain its successful founder-led focus and control. Our goal is to further solidify Pokéworks’ high-quality and affordable brand as the leader in the fast-growing poke segment world-wide.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Pokéworks
franchised restaurant ranges between $263,000 to $661,000. This includes
$35,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliates. If you
enter into a Multiple Unit Development Agreement, you must commit to
develop at least three restaurants for which the total investment
necessary ranges between $774,000 to $1,968,000. This includes $90,000
that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliates. The initial fee
for each additional restaurant you commit to develop is $25,000.
Veteran Incentives  10% off franchise fee
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How much does it cost to open a Pokeworks Franchise?

The investment required to open a Pokeworks Franchise is between $263,000-$1,968,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000-$35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Pokeworks name.

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When did the first Pokeworks open? 2015
When did Pokeworks start Franchising? 2016

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

On-The-Job Training: 40 hours
Classroom Training: 40 hours
Additional Training: At training center

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Absentee Ownership Allowed Number of Employees Required to Run: 12

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Pokeworks Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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