Opening of a new Poké restaurant in Utah


Salt Lake City—Island Fin Poké, the fast-casual eatery famous for its Hawaiian-style buildable poké bowls, announces the opening of six new locations and entry into four new markets by the end of 2022. locations will be located at:

Salt Lake City, UT
Broomfield, Colorado
Clarksville, TN
Smithfield, RI
Tallahassee, Florida
Miami Lakes, Florida

The brand has already opened three new locations this year, which currently operate in St. Petersburg, FL, Panama City, FL and Greenwich, CT. Its efforts to set a new standard in the fast-casual poké industry led to Island Fin Poké being recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2022 Top Food Franchises Ranking, 2022 Top New & Emerging Franchises Ranking, and 2022 Movers & Growers List. Fast Casual shakers.

“We are grateful to be in the position we are in today, where we can continue to expand our restaurant concept into new communities across the country,” said Mark Setterington, CEO and co-founder of Island Fin. Poke. “We are extremely confident in the ability of our wonderful new franchise partners to bring our brand to Utah, Colorado, Tennessee and Rhode Island, which we believe are states ripe for expansion right now.”

Island Fin Poké restaurants serve fresh poké (pronounced “poh-kay”), which can be described as sushi in a bowl. Customers choose from responsibly sourced ingredients and can customize their own poke bowl, with options including over eight proteins, 25 different toppings, homemade gluten-free sauces and specialty mixes. Endless possibilities allow everyone to get creative with healthy options and try something new every visit.

“The poké industry as a whole continues to grow at a staggering rate, but our passion for our food nearly exceeds business projections,” Setterington says. “There’s something so rewarding about bringing healthy, traditional island flavors to local communities across the country, and we’re proud to welcome these new communities to our Ohana.”

Island Fin Poké is looking to stand out in the rapidly growing fast casual poké industry and continue to make a name for itself by entering new markets. For more information, please visit

About Island Fin Poke

Island Fin Poké is a fast-casual Florida-based concept known for its Hawaiian-style build-your-own poke bowls. From farm to fork, the brand uses the freshest ingredients to bring traditional island flavors to local communities nationwide. Founded in 2017, Island Fin Poké has over 20 locations open, with many more in various stages of development. Island Fin Poké was listed on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2022 Top Food Franchises, Top New & Emerging Franchises 2022, and Fast Casual’s 2022 Movers & Shakers list. For more information or if you would like to join the brand’s Ohana, please visit


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