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Uncle Sharkii

Franchise

When it comes to food, people everywhere are prioritizing health and friendly service over convenience. Poke bowls align with the needs of these consumers, making it the fastest growing concept in the fast casual industry. Rising demand for more poke locations has forced Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar to expand via franchise opportunities! We’ve combined our franchise model with a comprehensive training program to place our franchisees in a position to create long-term success. Owning your own Uncle Sharkii franchise is a low investment level for food, and no experience is necessary. If you’re an entrepreneur with a passion for food and a desire to be your own boss, Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar invites you to join our franchise family!

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$50,000
Net worth required
$75,000
Investment
$75,000 - $180,000
Franchise fee
$29,500
Royalty
5.5%
Units in operation
4
Founded
2019
Franchising Since
2019

Own an Uncle Sharkii Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Low investment fast casual restaurant serving traditional Hawaiian poke bowls with a variety of Boba teas
  • Chain serves customisable poke bowls with a variety of vegan options and sauce toppings
  • Convenient yet nutritious and appetizing meals that are simple to order

How does it make money?

  • Serves poke bowls through fast casual restaurant service
  • Customers can order boba teas accompanying their meals

Who is it for?

  • Individuals with a passion for the food and beverage industry
  • Entrepreneurs looking at a low investment level for food, with no experience necessary
  • Food enthusiasts who would like to bring simple yet nutritious meals to customers

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Undergo training programs and oversee all daily operations within the restaurant
  • Interact with clients within your outlet
  • Work with your Uncle Sharkii franchisor to expand your business and reach its fullest potential

Overview


Poke Franchising Opportunity

When it comes to food, people everywhere are prioritizing health and friendly service over convenience. Poke bowls align with the needs of these consumers, making it the fastest growing concept in the fast casual industry. Rising demand for more poke locations has forced Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar to expand via franchise opportunities! We’ve combined our franchise model with a comprehensive training program to place our franchisees in a position to create long-term success. Owning your own Uncle Sharkii franchise is a low investment level for food, and no experience is necessary. If you’re an entrepreneur with a passion for food and a desire to be your own boss, Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar invites you to join our franchise family! 

CONCEPT

Food. Family. Simplicity.

Uncle Sharkii values tradition. We honor our heritage by combining traditional Hawaiian poke bowl recipes with a variety of Boba teas – a staple beverage from Southeast Asia, and package it in family-friendly environment. Competing poke brands stuff their menu with an overload of toppings, causing confusion and delay for customers. Uncle Sharkii is committed to answering the customer’s biggest question: “How much fish is in my bowl?” We provide hefty servings of protein and offer a simple, robust menu that draws from the roots of the original recipes of poke bowl. With our model, customers don’t have to sacrifice convenience for the appetizing and nutritious meals Uncle Sharkii is known for!

We see through our values with an all-inclusive menu that includes a signature Uncle Sharkii recipe, ahi tuna, salmon, shrimp, spicy scallops, and tofu. Customers can wash their meals and quench their thirst with an array of boba teas.

Combined with a food concept that requires no expensive kitchen equipment, Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar is the optimal franchise with low-start up costs and lightning-fast returns on their return of investments. 

OFFERS

Low Start Up Cost

Opening your own Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar is tremendously affordable! Our innovative franchise model is incredibly economical, starting at $75,950. Start-up costs for other poke bowl brands average out at $250,000, with potential pop-up expenses that occur when establishing a stand-alone location. Uncle Sharkii is committed to setting all our franchisees in a position to succeed by providing them with all of the essentials for proper operation. We connect franchisees with local reputable vendors to ensure fresh ingredients. Uncle Sharkii will also provide you with a personalized consultant to maintain top-notch quality control.

Starting your own Uncle Sharkii location requires an initial investment that encompasses everything needed to properly open. The following breakdown is an estimate of various expenditures that vary by location:

  • One-time Franchise Fee: $29,900
  • Inventory & Supplies: $5,500 - $8,000
  • Equipment & TVs: $12,000 - $20,000
  • Construction: $3,000 - $70,000
  • Total Initial Investment: $75,950 - $180,150

In addition to these expenses, the investment also covers business licenses and permits. Uncle Sharkii also provides a personal business consultant to help franchisees see through their location's development and beyond the grand opening to ensure proper operations and long term success.

TRAINING

68 Hours of Training + 3 Days at Franchisee's Location

Every entrepreneur faces a difficult question when opening their first business. Do I start from scratch, or do I invest to open a proven concept? An alarming 75% of independently-owned concept are out of business after 5 years. On the other hand, investing in a franchise with a replicable business model ensures an eye-opening 92% chance of staying in business five years out! With straightforward recipes, every aspect of the Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar franchise is designed to be efficient, profitable, and consistent for franchisees.

Uncle Sharkii franchisees are required to complete our training program composed of 22 classroom hours at our Concord headquarters, and 46 hours (3 days) of on-site training at the new location. Upon completion, franchisees will be prepared to handle all of Uncle Sharkii's essential day-to-day operations. This includes how to open and close business operations, operate kitchen equipment, prepare poke bowls and boba teas, bookkeeping, following state-mandated protocols and compliances, and how to market your business.


OPPORTUNITY

Take a Bite out of Opportunity

People across the U.S. are raving about poke bowls! Since 2018, there has been a 355% increase in the amount of Google searches for poke bowls. Millennials are ushering in a movement towards dining out that supports healthier alternatives and organic ingredients. Poke bowl restaurants check off all of their requirements while satisfying their taste buds. Industry statistics show that raw seafood restaurants will rake in a national combined revenue of $22 billion from approximately 18,650 restaurants. With an annual growth rate of 4.8% from since 2014, all signs indicate that poke bowl concepts will become a dominant leader in the fast-casual concept.

The tides of the poke bowl concept are rising and flooding with the fast-casual food industry with demands for more locations. With a growing social awareness over the benefits of eating organic and healthy foods, investing to launch an Uncle Sharkii location is a wise idea for food-savvy investors who seek quick returns on an investment with low start-up costs. If you're looking for a low investment level for food, here's your chance - no experience necessary!

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