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Jax Daily Record Monday, Jun. 15, 202005:10 AM EST

Poke Burri plans Jacksonville restaurant in Riverside

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The Atlanta-based chain sells bowls, rolls and specialties such as sushi doughnuts.

Poke Burri, whose seven locations include four in the Atlanta area and one in Tampa, intends to open its first Jacksonville restaurant in Riverside.

The restaurant intends to open at 2545 Riverside Ave., Unit 1, in Prado Walk.

A property flyer by leasing agents Carrie Smith and Ricky Ostrofsky with Franklin Street shows Poke Burri in the corner space where 7-Eleven closed.

The site is across Riverside Avenue from Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital.

The city is reviewing a permit application for Atlas Built Construction Inc. of Neptune Beach to renovate 1,500 square feet of space at an initial estimated $100,000.

Atlanta-based Poke Burri's locations include one each in Houston and in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Poke Burri offers a menu of poke rolls and bowls as well as limited items such as sushi doughnuts.

The pokeburri.com site says locations are coming soon to Jacksonville; Charleston, South Carolina; Denver; Philadelphia; and a second site in Houston.

An online menu features starters, poke bowls, burrito bowls, build-your-own rolls and bowls, and poke doughnuts – rice rings with salmon, tuna or crab with a choice of toppings such as avocado, beets, carrots, red cabbage and edamame.

The permit application shows that FDX LLC, doing business as Poke Burri Jax, is the business owner. FDX LLC is led by Andrew M. Clarke in Jacksonville.

Poke Burri's site says it is “growing fast...working on launching new locations across the country and ...looking (for) investors, franchisees and talented people to join us on our journey.”

Seven Chan and Ken Yu founded Poke Burri in 2016 in Atlanta. Chan told detroit.eater.com in December that the chain would open 20 more locations in 2020.

The Detroit site said Poke Burri is known for build-your-own poke bowls and burrito-sized sushi rolls as well as ring-shaped sushi doughnuts, sushi pizza, and deep-fried sushi corn dogs.

The Detroit News reported in May 2019 that it is Poke Burri's “limited, 'secret' menu that gets them eyes on social media, though, with items made of fresh fish and rice that take the shape of junk food like doughnuts, pizza and corn dogs.”

In February, detroit.eater.com reported that Poke Burri closed its Detroit store just a few weeks after opening, citing unforeseen circumstances, in a building where several restaurants had since 2017.

The site reported that Chan said the company parted ways with the franchise owner and hoped to be back soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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