Florida-based Island Fin Poke is opening its first Tallahassee location next month at 1415 Timberlane Road.
“The city of Tallahassee has a special place in my heart,” franchisee Luke Granlund said in a company press release. “From attending Florida State University to serving on the Tallahassee Police Department, and now raising my children here, I feel as if I know the community and what they crave. I am so excited to be able to bring a taste of Hawaii to my community and introduce the people of Tallahassee to delicious poke bowls.”
Opening a poke business has been on Granlund’s mind for a while, so while researching different poke concepts, he also tried as many Island Fin Poke locations as he could to experience the brand in its entirety. Throughout his voyage, Granlund fell in love with the Hawaiian-inspired food, the Hawaiian beach decor and the family oriented company culture.
“The poke industry as a whole, continues to grow at a staggering rate, but our passion for our food almost transcends the business projections,” Mark Setterington, CEO and co-founder of Island Fin Poke, said in the release. “There’s something very rewarding in bringing healthy and traditional island flavors to local communities throughout the country.”
Founded in 2017, Island Fin Poke has over 20 locations open, with others in various stages of development to reach a total of 40 locations by the end of 2022.