An alternative fast food experience called Bite Club is celebrating its grand opening at Powell River Recreation Complex on Friday, September 1.
The longtime complex concession will still offer classics such as hot dogs, fries and chicken, but is adding healthy, fast and affordable dining options in the form of what owner/operator Nick Sherris calls “bowls of goodness,” including a tuna poke bowl, burrito bowl and fresh ramen, a Japanese noodle dish that is very popular in the city.
“We are going to change people's expectations of what a concession can be by listening and adapting to the needs of the community,” says Sherris, who has more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry in BC and has trained in kitchens around the world. “The feedback we have received since the planning stages has been very positive and we are doing something the town wants.”
Along with lunch and dinner options available before and after recreation activities in the complex, Bite Club is also offering healthy breakfast choices in the morning and a full menu during Powell River Kings hockey games at night.
“We are offering people an alternative option to fast food,” says Sherris. “If you need food fast, you don't have to sacrifice your health to do that.”
Bite Club’s grand opening takes place from 8 am-8 pm on Friday, September 1, and Sherris invites the public to try food samples from the menu and enter a draw for a grand prize.
Sherris says he and his staff aim to serve families and other complex patrons healthy, filling and affordable food.
“We are flexible when it comes to dietary restrictions and have a wide range of health-conscious options,” says Sherris, “so you can eat here and feel good about it. On Friday we are opening the doors to something you haven't seen here before.”
Bite Club opening day
When: Until 8 pm, Friday, September 1
Where: Powell River Recreation Complex
Price: As per menu
Info: 604.489.0240; facebook.com/biteclubpr