As Proud New Englanders, We have a deep history and love of the Ocean. Fresh seafood is a staple here. From the fishing and Whaling communities of Gloucester and New Bedford, to the Lobsters caught off the coast of Maine, the Sea is deeply engrained in our hearts. While fish & chips, Chowder and Clam cakes are a tradition around these parts, there’s a new breed of seafood by way of Hawaii that’s making its mark here in Massachusetts. The poke bowl has arrived in Worcester at Island Fin Poke, and you have to taste this!

This particular franchise is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Jim and Marilyn Way. We opened our restaurant in July of 2019. As we’re all painfully aware, 2020 was the year of a global pandemic. During which, many businesses were affected greatly and some had to close their doors for good. Through extreme hard work and the love and support of our community, we managed to survive. The drive and ambition to keep our restaurant alive kept us going. Bouncing back after a global hardship, we were soon setting franchise records in terms of sales.

Of all the businesses to go into, why the poke bowl?

We had looked into the possibility of a sandwich shop until hearing about the poke bowl. We took a trip to Florida to meet with Mark Setterington, the owner of the Island Fin Poke franchise. Like so many others who have discovered the poke bowls' great taste and fast-casual convenience, we quickly fell in love. There was a realization that this was something not readily available in the New England Area. Turning a convenient, gluten-free health food into a delicious option in New England seemed perfect for us. Our food is healthy and also tastes incredible.

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If you live in the Worcester area and want to ditch the burgers and fries in favor of some Poke deliciousness, then visit the Way’s location at 41 Park Avenue, Suite 2 in the Trolley Yard Plaza in Worcester, MA.


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