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Island Poke Franchise UK

Island Poke offer a vibrant, fresh and healthy grab-and-go lunch concept. Part of HERO Brands that includes German Doner Kebabs (GDK).

Chris Palmer Island Poke

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Group Development Director at Hero Brands

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At a Glance

Established: 2016

UK Presence: Island Poké has 18 UK location; another c10 coming by the end of the year.

Average start up cost: £200,000

Min personal contribution: £200,000

International Presence 11 stores in France

Development type: Single unit franchises; multi-unit franchises




Franchise Info

Island Poke bowls on a table

Founder James Gould-Porter became bored of monotonous lunch choices whilst at work and spotted a gap in the market for a vibrant, fresh and healthy grab and go concept.

He started selling poké bowls across various street food markets in London and knew there was a customer demand for it. That’s what led to the opening of the first site in Kingly Street, Soho in 2016 and Island Poké was born

Now in full partnership with HERO Brands, Island Poke has 18 UK locations and 11 in France; with another c10 coming by the end of the year.

Our Food

In Hawaiian, Poke means “to slice & dice”, this has allowed and encouraged us to deliver all day offers to our customers with that Fresh Pacific Flavour.

Our bowls are customisable and can be delivered in 1 minute or less, meaning they’re perfect travel customers, wanting flavour packed Nutritious food to enjoy. Our Bowls also travel well.

Island Poke Store front

Our Offering

Island Poké operates in multiple formats from kiosk to dine-in, allowing us to select a wide range of footprints in prime locations with travel terminals.

Footprints can range from 20 – 140m2, ensuring we are flexible to tender opportunities. Limited Service, Mechanical and Extract requirements mean we have a wide range of real eatable options and short build times leading to rapid deployments and rollout.

Ideal Franchisee Profile

We hire on personality and train in the skills to be a Poké Pro, with no chefs needed, minimal on-site preparation and comprehensive training programs we deliver a best-in-class customer experience in our own unique way.

Our customer experience serves as a perfect energising tonic to for any traveller whether they are on the move for business or holidays

Island Poke bowls on a table

Chris Palmer Island Poke

Interested in Island Poke?

Contact Chris Palmer

Group Development Director at Hero Brands


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ISLAND POKE OPENS NEW RESTAURANT IN WIMBLEDON

The UK’s leading poké operator has opened a new restaurant in Wimbledon, bringing its Fresh Pacific Flavours to South West London and furthering its expansion across the capital. Island Poké’s new site opened on August 12th at 8 The Broadway, Wimbledon, and is the brand's 19th site to open in the UK.

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ISLAND POKÉ SET TO OPEN NEW RESTAURANT IN WIMBLEDON

The UK’s leading poké operator is bringing its Fresh Pacific Flavours to Wimbledon this month. Island Poké will open a new site at 8 The Broadway, Wimbledon at the end of July, making their debut in the neighbourhood. 

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ISLAND POKE APPOINT NEW HEAD OF PROPERTY TO SPEARHEAD GROWTH PLANS

Island Poké has appointed Hux Norman as Head of Property as it sets to embark on a period of huge growth. Hux comes from the UK café, bar, and restaurant operator, Loungers, where he was instrumental to the significant UK roll out during his time as Property Manager.

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ISLAND POKE LAUNCHES FIRST OF ITS KIND POKE BAO RANGE

Island Poké is launching a brand new and original product line this week with its range of ‘Poké Bao.’ The Poké Bao is the first of its kind, and is shaking up the poké food scene, giving customers a fresh, tasty and handheld way to eat their poké. 

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ISLAND POKE OPENS FIRST UK LOCATION OUTSIDE OF LONDON IN BICESTER VILLAGE

The UK’s leading poké operator has launched a new site in Bicester Village, its first location outside of London. Island Poké is bringing its Fresh Pacific Flavours to Bicester Village, the luxury shopping destination in Oxfordshire. The brand has opened a kiosk unit along the main thoroughfare with enough seating for up to 40 people.

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ISLAND POKE LAUNCHES NEW BREAKFAST MENU

Island Poké is launching a brand-new breakfast menu this week. The breakfast menu will be available at Island Poké Shoreditch and Battersea before rolling out at its further Islands across the capital.

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