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The Uncle Sharkii Investment

What does it cost to have a Sharkii Business?

Start Your Uncle Sharkii Franchise for Less than You Thought...

Uncle Sharkii doesn’t go out of style. We are the ultimate solution to a mom & pop business owner who is looking to start their 1st business. Why be a business owner on your own when you can be part of a winning team.

We diversify our business in these different concepts.
KIOSK & Quick Service Restaurant (QSR)

We’ve been a local favorite in the San Francisco Bay Area and now we’re expanding into new markets across the United States and around the Globe! Aside from typical metropolitan centers, we thrive in the suburban towns and cities that most large chains think are too small to service. By creating a new business opportunity in these sprawling suburbias we are able to be a Sharkii and dominate the competition through attracting brand loyalty with the communities we serve.

Tuna and salmon poke bowl with a drink and an avocado on a wooden cutting board. Beside it is a small plate of four strawberries
Tofu poke bowl with drinks, mango, avocado on top of a large tropical leaf
Tuna and salmon poke bowl with a large tropical leaf
several assorted poke bowls, two bubble tea drinksand an avocado
Three bubble tea drinks without straws
Uncle SHarkii poke bowl with a mango drink next to it

About Our Low Initial Investment

Uncle Sharkii has revolutionized the Poke Franchise industry. We know just what it takes to open a new franchise. After throughly developing our concept and brand through a comprehensive investment broken down to a low and easy to manage amount that helps our franchisees plan for key expenses. Buildout costs, signage, grand opening inventory, equipment, and a "slush fund" are just a few of the costs we’ve included in our estimated initial investment. Careful planning helps reduce the likelihood of unexpected shortfalls in the franchisees budget along the way. Typically Independent owners just don’t have this level of guidance and support from starting a concept from the ground up. By buying a franchise is a great way to go into business with the power of a team that will guide you all the way till you open and beyond.

The Investment

An Affordable Opportunity With Low Start Up Cost

Uncle Sharkii has developed and streamlined its franchising program for potential investors that places them in opportunities for long-term success. Starting your very own Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar® franchise location requires an initial investment that encompasses everything needed to properly open. The following breakdown is an estimate of various expenditures that vary by location and any one of the four Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar® concepts offered:

Initial Fees


Opening Inventory

$6,000 - $15,000

Equipment, TV, Cameras & Supplies

 $19,000 - $30,000

Restaurant Buildout

 $10,000 - $120,000

Ongoing Royalties Fee:

5.5% of Gross Sales

Brand Advertising Fee:

1% of Gross Sales

Required Liquid Cash (Capital):


Your Estimated
Initial Investment:

$90,000 - $299,500

In addition to these initial estimated expenses, the investment also covers business licenses, permits, and real estate rent deposits. Uncle Sharkii also provides a personal business consultant to help franchisees see through their location’s development and beyond the grand opening to ensure proper operations and long term success.
*As per Item 7 of Uncle Sharkii FDD - April 6, 2022


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Estimated Initial Investment Chart

*As per Item 7 of Uncle Sharkii FDD - April 6, 2022.

This website and the information contained herein does not constitute the offer or sale of a franchise. There are certain states that require the registration of a FDD before the franchisor can advertise or offer the franchise in that state. This franchise may not be registered in all registration states and may not offer franchises to residents of those states or to persons wishing to locate a franchise in those states until compliance guidelines are met. The offer and sale of a franchise can only be made through the delivery and receipt of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

Originality & Simplicity


Poke originated from Hawaii as a snack for fishermen. The recipe was simple: raw tuna, candlenut, seaweed, and limu. Today's poke bowls have derived far from this recipe, incorporating elements from Tex-Mex bowls that offer frivolous toppings, conflicting with the essence of poke bowls. Uncle Sharkii found the sweet spot of the modern poke bowl, offering a healthy balance of tradition and customizability.


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