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"Poke was one of the hottest menu segments before the COVID-19 pandemic, and consumer demand clearly hasn't slowed," says Sam Oches, editorial director of Food News Media. "That may explain why Island Fin was so successful even in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. With a nutritious-yet-delicious menu that offers a food adventure when real adventure seems impossible, Island Fin has emerged as one of only a handful of poke brands that stand a real shot at national growth. That made it a clear choice for the 40/40 List."

 

 

 

The 40/40 List

 

The 40/40 List is a signature report produced annually by QSR magazine. Now in its fifth year, the 40/40 List highlights 40 emerging limited-service restaurant companies with fewer than 40 locations that have potential to become the next big thing. Weighing brand performance, menu innovation, uniqueness of model, and buzz-worthiness, QSR editors choose from among hundreds of submissions every year in selecting an entirely new crop of quick-service and fast-casual restaurant concepts that are resetting the restaurant paradigm and driving the industry forward.

 

 

 

QSR Magazine

 

QSR magazine is a thought leader for the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industries, delivering news and insights to restaurant owners, executives, managers, chefs, franchisees, and more. Now in its 24th year of publication, QSR takes seriously its role in promoting industry values through its award-winning editorial content. For more information, visit QSRmagazine.com.

 

lakenonea

"Island Fin Poke Opening Soon In Lake Nona"

"'Tis the season for refreshing foods and island vibes. Thankfully...."

orlando

"Orlando Family Magazine: Best of the Best 2018"

"We feel like we are on the shores of Hawaii every time we eat one of these delectable bowls...."

usa

"Something Fishy: Get Hooked on Orlando's Best Seafood"

"This post should kick off telling readers about the heaping bowls of semi-DIY poke they're slinging...."

daily

"Foxtail Coffee, Island Fin Poke expanding to Lake Nona"

"'Island Fin Poke, once known as Big Kahuna Poke, will have its third location...."

scott

"Big Kahuna's Island Style Bowls"

"'Things started out really well at Big Kahuna's Island Style Bowls. And let me hasten...."

eweekly

28 new Orlando restaurants you need to try in 2017

"Winter Springs is a long way from the Hawaiian Islands, but that won't stop...."

franch

"Bringing a taste of Hawaii to Falls Church"

"Island Fin Poke is about to strengthen its D.C. area presence with its first Virginia Location."

houston

"First Texas location in Katy"

"Florida-based restaurant serving traditional Hawaiian poke, set their sights on Katy...."

qsr

"9 Fast-Food Chains Ready to Soar in 2020"

"Island Fin Poke, once known as Big Kahuna Poke, will have its third location...."

franch

"The local brand's fourth Orlando-area restaurant opens next week"

The Oviedo location is being opened by Alessandra Carvalho, a long-time guest of the original Winter Springs location."

news

"Orlando-Based Island Fin Poké Opens New Oviedo Restaurant"

"With the help of her teenagers working at the restaurant, Carvalho plans to create a close-knit community at the Oviedo restaurant."

qsr

"Open new restaurant in Florida"

"While many local businesses have halted expansion efforts due to the pandemic, one build-your-own poke bowl restaurant is embracing growth..."

aa

"Mark Setterington"

"of Island Fin Poke: Ways to create a WOW! Customer Experience"

qsr

"The 40/40 List for 2021"

"America's Hottest Startup Fast Casuals"

bb

"Franchising as a Lifestyle"

"with Mark Setterington of Island Fin Poke"

fast

"Fast Casual reveals 2021's '20 Brands to Watch"

"Being the new kid on the restaurant block is always scary, but few would argue that..."

piecemeal

"Table 21 Podcast"

Table 21 with Mark Setterington -- View on Youtube or Facebook

"Winter Springs Poke chain targets expansion in Central Florida and beyond"

"Building a Brand From the Ground Up"

"Major Expansion Planned for Locally-Based Franchise
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"Hungry in Lake Nona? These are highest-rated places to eat, according to Yelp"

 

 

"REV Island Fin FDM Oct 2021"

 

 

"Island Fin FDM June 2021"

 

"FranServe Presents FranTastic InSights with Mark Setterington, Island Fin Poke"

 

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