Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade, that began in Hawaii serving tropical lemonade blends at farmers markets, has inked a deal for a location in Berkeley — marking the second locale for the up-and-coming chain in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The eatery is scheduled to open late summer 2022, and no location is yet decided, according to the company.
A Wow Wow opened in 2019 in Livermore, the only other Bay Area site, which actually was an impetus for the new Berkeley shop owner.
The Berkeley franchisee, East Bay native Stephen Choi, said it was his wife’s love of Wow Wow, after visiting the Livermore spot, that drew his attention to the brand, coupled with its atmosphere that invokes memories of his Hawaiian trips.
“We all need a vacation, and Wow Wow provides a vacation-like atmosphere for all its customers,” Choi said. “Wow Wow’s mission of providing healthy eats and refreshing lemonades, while maintaining sustainability across all their locations, really resonates with me; it aligns with my personal and professional values.”
Wow Wow specializes in hand-crafted lemonades that take the beverage far beyond lemons, sugar and water.
On the menu are such flavors as lemonade mixed with ginger and pineapple, coconut and mango, blackberry and lavender, passion fruit and strawberries and Butterfly Pea flower with mint.
Also on the menu are smoothies, coffee (including a Kona blend), tea, acai bowls, Black Lava and Almond Berry flatbread sandwiches, plus an array of such toast options as Lilikoi Butter with strawberries and macadamia nuts, Coconut Peanut Butter with banana, cacao nibs, coconut and honey and the Egg + Avocado.
And with its corporate commitment to sustainability, Wow Wow patrons can order lemonades or smoothies in re-usable Mason jars, then receive a discount on a future purchase if they bring the Mason jars back to reuse.
Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade operates 11 eateries in the U.S., including the one in Livermore and another in El Dorado Hills. In California, along with Berkeley, locations are planned for Modesto, San Jose, Rocklin, Roseville and Vacaville.
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