Back With a Bang – Pokeworks Brings Back Bang Bang Chicken

Back With a Bang – Pokeworks Brings Back Bang Bang Chicken

Leading fast-casual poke brand to reintroduce popular Sichuan dish on March 26 

IRVINE, Calif. (March 26, 2024) – Pokeworks gives guests the freedom to “Poke Your Way™,” which is why when customers demanded the brand bring back its Bang Bang Chicken, it listened. Starting March 26, the zesty, spicy protein option will be available as a bowl, burrito or salad.

The chef-crafted Bang Bang Chicken Signature Bowl includes a unique combination of seasoned, grilled chicken topped with fresh cucumbers, edamame and cilantro, tossed with Pokeworks’ house-made Umami Shoyu sauce. The dish is then finished with fresh green onions, spicy Thai chili (optional) and sesame seeds.

Bang Bang Chicken is inspired by the authentic flavors of savory and spicy Sichuan street food. Pokeworks’ Bang Bang Chicken is tossed with the brand’s own unique Chili Crisp made with Sichuan peppercorns, chili flakes, garlic crisps, onion crisps and sesame seeds in chili oil.

“Adding Bang Bang Chicken to our protein options is the perfect way to demonstrate to our guests that we hear them,” said Mike Wu, Co-Founder of Pokeworks. “The craveable Bang Bang Chicken Signature Bowl is a delicious combination of fresh ingredients, crunchiness and flavor —  it’s an excellent complement to the seafood dishes already on our menu.”

To ensure guests can experience Pokeworks wherever they are, the brand has also recently added free delivery on orders of $35 or more in all of its markets.

As the brand renowned for launching the worldwide poke movement, Pokeworks has maintained an ongoing commitment to give diners new and delicious menu options. Recent menu additions included Flame-Cooked Salmon and Lobster Surimi, as well as dishes created to satisfy guests seeking vegan, keto-friendly,  and cooked proteins.

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About Pokeworks

Pokeworks was founded in 2015 with the simple mission of spreading its love of fresh, healthy, and delicious poke – a renowned staple of Hawaiian cuisine  – with the world. Pokeworks’ innovative Poke Your Way™ approach is groundbreaking, offering guests limitless ways to customize their poke order to match their eating preferences including vegan, gluten-free and other mindful diets. The Poke Burrito has developed a cult-like following, much like Pokeworks’ proprietary sauces, which range from sweet and spicy to savory. Pokeworks believes in living a healthy lifestyle and eating meals made from the freshest, highest-quality ingredients from sustainable food sources. In 2022, the brand was honored to be named the “Top Poke Franchise” by Startups Magazine. Pokeworks has quickly expanded to become the leading fast-casual poke brand in the world with five consecutive years on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list as well as Entrepreneur’s 2023 “Best of the Best Franchises” and Franchise 500 Ranking. Pokeworks has more than 70 locations across the U.S., Canada and Taiwan. For more information visit or follow Pokeworks on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. To learn about franchising with Pokeworks, visit


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