An end to the craze? Fresno poke bowl chain to switch gears

Fresno restaurant Butterfish Poke is undergoing a face lift. 

The  fresh poke bowl restaurant is temporarily closing two locations in Fresno: the Friant Ave. and Fresno St. location as well as the location at Herndon and Palm. 


Restaurant owners Kevin Koligian and Brandon Smittcamp told The Business Journal that the third restaurant at Herndon and Fowler will remain open. 

The location at Friant Ave. and Fresno St. will only be closed for a short time, as the restaurant will add hot food to the menu, which will require some additions to the kitchen. 

Some of the menu additions include teriyaki beef, spicy chicken, tri-tip, fried rice and roasted vegetables. 

On the other hand, Butterfish at Herndon and Palm will be renovated into a new Mediterranean restaurant – Mayd Modern Mediterranean. 

The new restaurant will serve tradition mediterranean food such as falafel and kebab and will be offered in a similar style to the poke bowls that Butterfish served. 

Mayd Modern Mediterranean should open shortly after the new year, The Business Journal reported. 

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