On April 11, 2019, and thus one year after the start of construction, the newly developed Foodtopia dining and entertainment level opened in Frankfurt’s MyZeil shopping center. Until the grand opening in late summer, a diversified mix of modern and high quality dining concepts, outdoor patios with a view of the Frankfurt skyline, an event area and a premium cinema will complete the Foodtopia offering on the fourth floor of MyZeil. An important element of the to date nine dining concepts opened is the Hamburg startup Poké You, which has already been offering visitors of the MyZeil samples of its Hawaiian bowls since February in the context of the Foodtopia Lounge. The two founders, two-star chef Karlheinz Hauser and his son Tom Hauser, talk in the interview about how the success story of Poké You began, what chances Foodtopia offers them, and what they are planning for the future.
„Your Taste – Your Poké“
What exactly is behind Poké You, and how did you come up with the idea of your bowls?
Karlheinz Hauser: The Poké bowl is a local dish in Hawaii and very popular there. Poké originated on the high seas, where the fishermen needed quick and long-lasting nourishment while working and combined the freshly caught fish with other ingredients. We tried out the Poké bowls for the first time during our Hawaii holiday in 2016 and were enthusiastic.
Poké You is a very healthy, fresh, and modern concept. Our focus is on the quality and freshness of the more than 50 different ingredients, as well as on a love of detail. Our refreshing beverage offering and stylish atmosphere in attractive locations round off the complete package.
Tom Hauser: One of the central elements of our concept is that our customers can individually combine their meals in six steps according to the “self-made principle.” Following the motto of “Your Taste – Your Poké,” this results in countless possibilities for variation, which makes each visit a new taste experience.