June 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Coconut’s Fish Cafe announced today the opening of its second Scottsdale location. Located at the intersection of Scottsdale Rd. and East Shea Blvd. in the Shea Scottsdale East Shopping Center, the address for the new restaurant is 7366 E. Shea Blvd. The location opened to the public on Friday, June 19th with a grand opening celebration, which included the brand’s award-winning food, fun and festivities.
This is the second Coconut’s Fish Cafe location for licensee Kim Kuhljuergen, who opened the original location in the Promenade Shopping Center in 2013. Kuhlijuergen plans to open two additional licensed locations in the next three years.
“The success of our first location has been phenomenal - friends, family and neighbors throughout Scottsdale have become huge fans of our fresh fish tacos and island cuisine. We are very optimistic about our future in Arizona,” said Kuhljuergen. “From the grilled Mahi-Mahi and Ahi tuna to our soup, salads and entrees, the food is unmatched throughout the mainland. Complete with the sights and sounds of the tropics, the atmosphere in our restaurants is vibrant. Guests feel as if they have been transported to Hawaii.”
Since opening in 2009 in Hawaii on the island of Kihei, Coconut’s Fish Cafe has become a sensation. The renowned fish taco cafe has a vibe, culture and flavor that commands a global fan base, consistently topping best-food lists, receiving widespread food-critic acclaim and winning over the hearts of discerning customers who have made it a top restaurant on Yelp and TripAdvisor.
“The success Kim has achieved since he launched his original location is impressive,” said Michael Phillips, founder and CEO of Coconut’s Fish Cafe, who opened the first location in Kihei in 2009. “We are looking forward to see what he can do with two locations as he continues to spread aloha throughout Scottsdale and surrounding communities.”
Coconut’s offers value to its customers unlike any other concept. Nowhere else is fish of such high quality offered at $12; in upscale restaurants, the same pieces of fish are sold for $40 or more. This, along with the brand’s unique menu and atmosphere differentiators, captured the attention of Kim.
To learn more about Coconut’s Fish Cafe, please visit the brand’s website at www.CoconutsFishCafe.com, email Scottsdale@coconutsfishcafe.com or call 480-596-2987.
Michael Phillips, a successful entrepreneur several times over in the restaurant industry, founded Coconut’s Fish Cafe in 2009 in Kihei, Hawaii on the island of Maui. Retired in Hawaii yet seeking a restaurant offering fresh foods and outstanding service, Phillips started Coconut’s to enjoy great-tasting meals with his neighbors in Kihei. Today, Coconut’s is revolutionizing the fast casual restaurant sector with its fresh, healthy and affordable menu options, featuring wild-caught fish and a wide selection of fresh, authentic Hawaiian ingredients. Currently with its flagship in Hawaii and corporate headquarters in Nevada, the restaurant concept is expanding across the country through a focused franchising initiative.
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Michael Phillips, a successful entrepreneur several times over in the restaurant industry, founded Coconut's Fish Cafe (Coconut's) in 2009 in Kihei, Hawaii on the island of Maui.