Fast-casual Asian fusion chain coming to N.J.

A fast-casual chain is opening its first New Jersey restaurant in Secaucus, according to real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield.

Poke Bros., which features Asian fusion cuisine, has leased 1,400 square feet at the Plaza at Harmon Meadow, located at 700 Plaza Drive, the real estate firm said in a news release.

The restaurant is expected to open in the fall.

David Townes and Alana Friedman, retail specialists in C&W’s East Rutherford office, served as the tenant brokers in the transaction, while Curtis Nassau and Jake Frantzman of RIPCO Real Estate represented the landlord.

“Fast-casual dining concepts continue to play an important role in the retail marketplace, meeting consumer demand for quality menu items prepared quickly and at an affordable price point,” Townes said in a prepared statement. “Known for its innovative and nutritious ‘sushi in a bowl’ Asian fusion concept, Poke Bros. currently operates 24 restaurants and is rapidly expanding in key East Coast and Midwest markets.

“We are pleased to bring this unique dining option to the Plaza at Harmon Meadow shoppers and the property’s tenants, as well as the community at large.”