Fast-casual restaurant owner and Orlando resident, Bruce Galicia is expanding his operations and menu by opening two new businesses at Marketplace at Avalon Park.
Having run fast-casual franchises in the Central Florida area for over a decade, Galicia started working in restaurants while in college, but didn’t really get proper training anywhere.
“I learned as I went,” Galicia admits. “I decided to purchase my first franchise in 2011 with a nationwide brand that helped me learn a lot on how to be a successful owner/operator. Then I decided to branch out to a smaller franchise concept. I was their first franchisee and learned what it was like to start up a business from the ground up.”
Now, alongside his wife and co-owner Diana, Bruce is bringing his latest fast casual franchise, LemonShark Poké, to Marketplace at Avalon Park.
Boasting a Hawaiian-inspired menu featuring quality-crafted Poké bowls, Hibachi bowls, small bites, and more, LemonShark Poké is focused on serving healthy, refined, high-quality and sustainable products in an inviting, upscale and modern atmosphere.
“Our food is delicious,” Diana exclaims. “Bruce and I are passionate about LemonShark Poké. We love seeing our customers happy.”
While the Galicias originally came to Marketplace at Avalon to lease a parcel for their poké restaurant, an opportunity presented itself that was too good to pass up.
“(The) leasing rep expressed the need for a dessert concept in the Marketplace. I was up for the challenge and decided to create a dessert spot that featured homemade ice cream.”
The result: Sip ‘n Roll Creamery.
Located in the Marketplace at Avalon Park food hall, both LemonShark Poké and Sip ‘n Roll Creamery offer a little something to satisfy every appetite.