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.