Trendspotting: Poké Restaurants all the Rage

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Trendspotting poke restaurants all the rage

Hawaiian Cuisine Meets Fast Casual

 

Maybe you’ve already noticed it. Fast casual restaurants popping up in cities around the nation offering bowls of poké (pronounced poh-kay). It’s a dish that usually consists of raw fish. The fish is cut into bite-sized chunks and marinated in sesame oil and soy sauce. It’s often put on top of rice or kale salads, and will incorporate other ingredients such as seaweed, avocado, and pickled ginger. This Hawaiian cuisine is gaining popularity in the food scene everyday. It also lends itself very well to fast casual dining, which only heightens the appeal for many diners.

According to Eater.com, poké is appealing to restaurant-goers and restaurant owners alike because it works so well as a fast casual concept. Take the popular Poke Salad Bar in Pasadena for example. Here customers can choose from a variety of fresh ingredients to create their own bowls. Picture a Chipotle-style ordering system where you move down the line, customizing your perfect lunch.

Or maybe you’ve heard of Pokeworks? It’s a multi-location fast casual hotspot that can be found on both coasts as well as the Midwest and the South. Here again we see that customers are given the power to create what they crave. There must be something about that ability to design your own bowl of fresh, healthy ingredients that adds to the dish’s popularity. With more locations popping up across the country, we imagine this latest food trend will be sticking around!

 

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