LemonShark Poke

Poke
FREE Franchise Guide!
Franchise 500 2023
Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
See the Full List
Initial investment
$342K - $866K
Units as of 2020
20 Increase 400.0% over 3 years

LemonShark Poke is a franchise that serves locally made premium poke. The franchise’s main focus is to improve the general well-being of its customers by serving only the best meals made from high-quality ingredients.

Founded in 2016, LemonShark Poke is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, specializing in serving poke bowls, seafood, and healthy food. The string of restaurants is named after the Lemon Shark, a unique family that only preys on the best fish. Inspired by the fish, LemonShark Poke only uses healthy and mature fish to feed its customers.

Why You May Want to Start a LemonShark Poke Franchise

The mission of LemonShark Poke is to be a leader in the poke restaurant category in the franchise industry. If you are a premium fish lover, want to invest in the restaurant industry, or would like to create a world-class partnership network, becoming a LemonShark Poke franchisee may be an ideal option.

While you do not have to possess any restaurant experience, you do need to have strong business acumen in four key departments: sales/marketing, customer service, employee, and excellent financial management skills. You also need to be passionate about the brand as a whole.

Opening a LemonShark Poke franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.

What Might Make a LemonShark Poke Franchise a Good Choice?

LemonShark Poke believes it is more than a place where customers can treat themselves. It is a place where respect and empathy are guaranteed, and everyone feels at home. For franchisees, the franchise offers a protected territory backed by demographic research.

Given that location is a significant factor in determining the potential success of any restaurant, LemonShark Poke has founders with over 25 years worth of experience in lease negotiation to help you secure the best terms possible at suitable locations.

To be part of the LemonShark Poke franchise team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

How To Open a LemonShark Poke Franchise 

Before opting to become a LemonShark Poke franchisee, you must research to ascertain that a LemonShark Poke Bowl restaurant will do well in your community. You should also come prepared with questions to ask the company or look for reviews from experienced franchisees. While competition is healthy, too much of it can inhibit the growth of your business.

If awarded a franchise, franchisees receive a great deal of support from the LemonShark brand throughout the franchising process. In addition to pre-opening training, franchisees receive support through brand awareness, marketing, research, and construction. Potential LemonShark Poke franchisees may also receive hands-on training and continued support after their franchise location has opened.

Find Your Perfect Franchise

Company Overview

About LemonShark Poke

Industry Food
Related Categories Asian Food, Seafood , Miscellaneous Quick-Service Restaurants, Poke
Founded 2016
Parent Company Lemonshark Franchising LLC
Leadership Richard Gottlieb, CEO
Corporate Address 729 Montana
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2017 (7 years)
# of employees at HQ 15
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states:

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions:

# of Units 20 (as of 2020)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a LemonShark Poke franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$40,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$341,950 - $866,400
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$500,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$30,000 - $50,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
15% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
2%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
Take Our Free Franchise Quiz!

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing LemonShark Poke has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 112 hours
Classroom Training 36 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 2-3
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
Take our quick quiz to find your ideal franchise

Sign Up for Our Franchise Newsletter

Stay up to date on the latest news and trends affecting the franchise industry.

Related Franchises

Are you eager to see what else is out there? Browse franchises that are similar to LemonShark Poke.

Caring Transitions

description
Senior transition and relocation, online auctions, and estate liquidation management

Pokeworks

description
Poke and Asian fusion bowls

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans

description
Coffee, tea, pastries, sandwiches

Related Franchise Content

Catch up on the latest franchise news, trends, and more.

Franchise

Hilton Launches 'Hilton for Business,' Digital Travel Program Aimed at SME's

The global initiative offers a suite of tools for business travel booking and management, coupled with Hilton Honors benefits for SME's and their employees worldwide.

Franchise

What Franchisors — and Franchisees — Need to Know About Local Video Marketing

Explore how franchisors can effectively use video marketing to connect with both business partners and customers and why many are missing out on this opportunity.

Franchise

Wendy's Ushers in New Leadership as The Strategy to Propel The Fast Food Giant Into Its Next Growth Phase Continues

Learn about the strategic vision behind appointing a seasoned industry leader to steer Wendy's toward future growth in the highly competitive fast-food industry.

Franchise

Burger King Is Upping its Rebrand Strategy With a $1 Billion Acquisition. These Franchise Resets Could Tell Us About the Fast Food Giant's Chances of Succeeding.

Discover the details behind RBI's strategic acquisition of Carrols Restaurant Group, a move that represents a significant step in a broader campaign to rejuvenate the Burger King brand, and compare it to past major franchise rebrands.

Franchise

Commanding a Premium Franchise Sale in a Cautious 2024 Private Equity Investment Climate

Perfect market timing is difficult to pull off, but excellent preparation and building a valuable business in the first place is much more under your control.

Franchise

Inspire Brands Takes Jimmy John's Global with Landmark International Franchise Deals

This move marks a significant step for Inspire Brands, which has previously focused on domestic growth and acquisitions within the U.S.

See more franchise content
Disclaimer
The information on this page is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of any particular franchise or business opportunity by Entrepreneur Media. Our listings and rankings are solely research tools you can use to compare opportunities. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing in a franchise or business opportunity. That should include reviewing the company's legal documents, consulting with an attorney and an accountant, and talking to former and current franchisees/licensees/dealers.
Updated: December 12th, 2022