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  • Writer's pictureDiana Brandt

Opening: Koibito Poke

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Koibito Poke, the local build-your-own-custom-poke-bowl restaurant that has grown to include six Arizona locations since its inception in May of 2017, has announced grand opening celebrations — and specials — for its newest location open in Park West, at 9788 W. Northern Avenue, this January.

“With the quick success of Koi Poke in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the East Valley, we knew Peoria was the next area we wanted to grow into and Park West serves as the ideal location,” says former Arizona Diamondback Pitcher Todd Stottlemyre, who helped lead the expansion of Koi Poke throughout Arizona and serves as the principle leader of the company’s franchise efforts. “We are thrilled that residents across the valley have responded so positively to our concept and we look forward to increasing the brand around the state — and the country.”

In celebration of the newest location opening, Koibito Poke in Peoria is offering buy one, get one 50 percent off on bowls from Monday, January 20 through Thursday, January 23. All day on Friday, January 24, a portion of all proceeds will benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation.

Saturday, January 25 serves as the restaurant’s official grand opening celebration and the first 50 guests will receive a free small bowl (while supplies last, no exclusions). 

After his successful baseball career, Stottlemyre entered the world of Wall Street before launching his own investment fund. In addition to founding the Koi Franchise LLC model, the best-selling author of Relentless Success has also created a high-performance coaching program, Stottlemyre International, with CEOs of major companies such as Merrill Lynch, Home Builders Assn, APS, Canada White Sports, Tennessee Insurers. Stottlemyre was the recipient of both the Branch Rickey Award, given to those in recognition of exceptional community service and the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, given to players that best exemplify the spirit and character of Lou Gehrig both on and off the field via community and philanthropy in the year 2000. 

As demand for the restaurant concept continues to increase, Koibito Poke (Koibito, with Koi being the slang of this term, which means love in Japanese) is set roll out franchise efforts first with the West Coast including California, Las Vegas, Colorado, and Washington. For more,


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