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October 1, 2020

WBJ Podcast: A restaurateur's 17-month odyssey to get Worcester diners to enjoy poke

Jim Way founded the Worcester location of Island Fin Poke in July 2019, despite the raw fish bowls not yet being a well-known dish for New Englanders. After a rough few months, sales were starting to spike right when COVID-19 hit.

Despite the challenges, Way and his wife Marilyn survived the pandemic's initial stages, and right around the restaurant's one-year anniversary, they set three sales records in the Island Fin Poke franchise history.

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