Canadian restaurant chain Wok Box expands with first American restaurant in Oregon

Healthy Fresh Kitchen QSR to Celebrate Grand Opening in Hillsboro, OR on October 27

Canadian restaurant chain Wok Box expands with first American restaurant in OregonHillsboro, OR ( Wok Box, one of North America’s fastest growing quick service restaurants specializing in freshly prepared, quick and healthy Pan-Asian cuisine, announced today the opening from its first US location in Hillsboro, OR, just west of Portland. The new contemporary restaurant offers a healthier alternative to traditional fast food, incorporating a delicious variety of non-GMO and trans fat free dishes.

“After 10 years of success across Canada, we are proud to expand Wok Box to the United States and make Hillsboro, Oregon our first home,” said Scott Bender, CEO of Wok Box. “We are confident food lovers in the Portland area will embrace our concept of Fresh Asian cuisine, with our healthy Pan Asian dishes freshly cooked and prepared daily with high quality authentic spices and sauces. There really is nothing like it on the local market today.

Guests can enjoy tasty and exclusive dishes, such as stir-fried noodles, boxes of rice and curry, Banh Mi sandwiches, and seasonal creations from executive chef Don Letendre. The restaurant also offers several vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options on site or to take away.

The 1,200 square foot restaurant represents Wok Box 56e worldwide and the company’s premier fast food restaurant in the United States. The Hillsboro facility is owned and operated by veteran franchisees Ron Elton and his son Michael, both longtime local residents.

“Wok Box’s commitment to fresh, healthy cuisine drew us to the brand,” said Michael Elton, co-owner of the Wok Box Portland franchise. “We are thrilled to help bring this innovative new restaurant concept to the Hillsboro community. We believe that Wok Box will soon become a great destination of choice for local residents – people who enjoy ethnic cuisine, health-conscious people looking for robust and distinctive flavors, and those looking for a quick, delicious and affordable meal. .

The Hillsboro, OR Wok Box will be located at The Crossroads at Orenco Station, (7180 NE Cornell Road, between NE Cornell and NE Butler Street). The restaurant’s opening hours are Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wok Box plans to open additional stores in the United States in 2012, including in Phoenix, Arizona, and Tyler, Texas.

To view the menu and / or to learn more about Wok Box, including franchise opportunities, please visit

About Wok Box

Wok Box specializes in freshly prepared, quick and healthy Pan-Asian cuisine. Its menu focuses on serving boxes of stir-fried noodles, boxes of rice, boxes of curry, soups and appetizers inspired by a wide variety of Asian influences, using fine and authentic spices and ingredients from high quality. It offers a contemporary and fun dining vibe as well as take-out service with signature Asian boxes. Wok Box opened in 2003 and currently operates 56 locations around the world. In addition to its first US location in Hillsboro, OR, restaurants are expected to open in Arizona and Texas in the fourth quarter of 2012. For more information, please visit

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