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Hawaiian restaurant in Texas sells out after TikTok about UT Austin ‘kicking out’ its owners goes viral

POKEBAY
  • Austin-area Hawaiian BBQ restaurant Poke Bay will be closing its doors after five years of business following the University of Texas at Austin’s purchase of land on Guadalupe Street to expand the school’s campus.
  • The decision leaves restaurant owners Paul and Priscilla Song with no choice but to close their business by the end of this month.
  • The couple’s emotional journey was shared on TikTok when their daughter, Angelica Song, voiced her frustration and called on people to support her parents in the final weeks of their restaurant.
  • After Angelica’s TikTok video went viral, her parents welcomed an influx of customers.
  • Paul and Priscilla took to TikTok to express their gratitude, saying, “We weren’t really prepared to be this busy today. … If we made some mistakes or we’ve run out of items that we should have had, we apologize. But all in all, it was very heartwarming. We thank you very much for your support.”

Customers flooded a Hawaiian restaurant in Austin, Texas, after a TikTok announcing its permanent closure went viral. 

Hawaiian BBQ and poke bowl restaurant Poke Bay will permanently close its doors after five years of business following the University of Texas at Austin’s acquisition of land on Guadalupe Street to expand the school’s campus.