Fast-casual Aloha Poke Co. recently opened its first location in Georgia, in the Atlanta suburb of Acworth. 

Franchisee Randy Elias joins the Aloha Poke Co. brand with a more than 20-year career in fast-casual franchising. Elias' portfolio includes several Moe's Southwest Grills in the Acworth and Cartersville communities along with other fast-casual ventures. 

"We are thrilled to welcome our first guests into Atlanta's first Aloha Poke Co. restaurant," says Elias. "I have seen many different franchise concepts that require complex back-of-house build outs and cooking staff. Most are now experiencing the strain caused by current labor issues, economic turmoil and supply chain challenges. Aloha Poke Co.'s brand development strategy and buildout require much less to start and maintain, while still offering an attractive return on investment year-over-year.”

Based in Chicago, Aloha Poke Co. operates 19 locations in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Washington, D.C.