Lemonshark Poké Continues Expansion In Golden State
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Lemonshark Poké Continues Expansion In Golden State

Rapidly Growing Poké Franchise Adds Its Seventh Location in California

October 26, 2018 // Franchising.com // BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - LemonShark Poké, a “fine-casual” premium poké concept known for serving top-quality locally-sourced ingredients is growing its footprint in its home state with its seventh California store location the town of Yucaipa. The store opened its doors on October 25 and is set to make waves in the Yucaipa restaurant society.

The LemonShark Poké in Yucaipa is a family affair. Owners Michelle Mueller, Jeff and Sue Stanley will operate the new California store. Mueller, who has 20 years of restaurant experience will be leading the day-to-day operations. Originally from Chicago, Mueller worked with a number of concepts including the Outback Steakhouse and Cracker Barrel in the mid-west. With her vast restaurant experience and the Stanley's desire to expand their portfolios, all hoped to connect with a franchise they could get behind. After moving to California in 2017, Mueller started working at the Redlands LemonShark Poké restaurant and was immediately hooked by its top-notch service, modern décor, and corporate support team.

Named after the Lemon Shark who only consumes the very best fish possible, LemonShark Poké prides itself on serving the finest quality ingredients to its guests. In addition to traditional poké offerings, the menu includes shareable appetizers such as tempura shrimp and egg rolls, and its signature Hawaii Katsu menu that features cooked-to-order, delectable entrées including chicken, Alaskan cod and more. LemonShark Poké’s new location provides Yucaipa locals with an elevated dining experience - featuring Japanese-inspired upscale, chic décor and seating for more than 35 people.

“We are delighted that Michelle and her family are opening their first LemonShark Poké location,” said Tobi Miller, president and co-founder of LemonShark Poké. “With Michelle having been a long-time team member of LemonShark Poké, she has a deep-rooted understanding of our unparalleled customer service and premium menu offerings, and we look forward to their success in Yucaipa!”

LemonShark Poké is located at 33562 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa, CA 92399. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information, please call 909-918-0120 or visit www.lemonsharkpoke.com.

About LemonShark Poké

LemonShark Poké is a fast casual, premium poké franchise that serves locally-crafted poké. LemonShark’s mission is for sushi lovers and health-conscious consumers who seek a premium product, LemonShark Poké serves only the finest-quality ingredients in refined environments for a great value. Unlike other poké concepts, LemonShark Poké provides a combination of extraordinary service, a comprehensive food selection and a tight family community. LemonShark Poké is named after the Lemon Shark, a social species that hunts only on the finest quality of fish. The Lemon Shark looks for healthy, mature fish to prey on. Inspired by the discerning Lemon Shark, LemonShark Poké creates poké with only the finest line-caught fish available that is certified dolphin, sea turtle and sea mammal safe. LemonShark differs from other poké restaurants in that it offers a premium product and environment. Each location is spacious, inviting customers to sit and enjoy their meal, rather than grab and go.

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