Aloha Poke Co. Opens First Store in Texas

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Aloha Poke Co. Opens First Store in Texas

Aloha Poke Co. today announced the opening of its first of eleven stores planned for the Houston-metro market. Husband and wife team, Amanda and Corey Tabb of Cypress, are leading Aloha Poke’s entrance into the Lone Star State. The new Aloha Poke is located in the Fairfield Town Center Shopping Plaza at 29040 Highway 290, Suite A05 in Cypress, Texas.

While Amanda continues her successful career in the Texas energy industry, Corey recently retired from the same field. The two approached the idea of fast-casual franchising at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic as a means of diversifying their financial holdings. This business model creates additional revenue streams and provides more control over current finances, while starting a generational wealth portfolio of business ventures to leave their three daughters. The husband-and-wife team set their sights on restaurant franchising concepts that promoted environmentally friendly, sustainable food sourcing, while offering members of their Cypress community a premium, healthy fast-casual food option.

“We are thrilled to be the first Aloha Poke restaurant in the state we love, the state we are raising our family,” said Amanda. “As first-time franchise owners, we decided on Aloha Poke for several reasons including the brand’s franchise development program, the projected return on investment, the ease of operations, low labor requirements, and most importantly, the sheer beauty and high-quality nutritional value of the brand’s dedicated menu.”

Amanda and Corey also believe that the brand’s success is founded on its firm adherence to its core values, making the decision to participate in Aloha Poke’s franchise business ownership that much more attractive. These values include fresh-packed sashimi-grade fish, clean and simple ingredients, corporate governance that presents a transparent FDD during the discovery process, right-sized brick and mortar build outs, and sustainable food logistics.

The planned Houston expansion nearly doubles Aloha Poke’s total franchise location holdings and spearheads the brand’s long-term development plan across other metroplex areas including Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin.

“Amanda and Corey are smart, passionate, and driven business owners, and we see them as the ideal franchisees to lead Aloha Poke’s expansion to Texas,” said Chris Birkinshaw, CEO. “Houston is one of the fastest growing and culturally diverse markets in the nation, and we are very excited that the Tabb family will help introduce our brand and amazing food to new customers here and across the US.”