Sharky’s is aiming to make a difference with food. Founded in 1992, CEO Steven Paperno had a vision to combine the flavors he experienced traveling through Mexico with innovative recipes and his passion for healthy living. The result, a fast-casual restaurant that combines a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere with fresh and modern menu items and enables him to serve meals that all guests can feel good about eating.
“We’re so passionate when it comes to providing delicious Mexican food with modern flavors in a healthy way,” says Steven; but their passion for making the world a better place doesn’t stop there.
The restaurant takes its commitment to healthy living one step further with recycled or reclaimed elements, both inside and outside the restaurant, such as a 99-percent recycled plastic wood alternative on the exterior. They also do their part to conserve energy with variable speed motors in kitchen exhaust hoods and low-energy air conditioning units, plus thermalized insulated window glass and mechanized window coverings that are activated by sunlight.
And of course, Sharky’s is a good neighbor. They know that being a good community partner means helping each other, so they offer two fundraising programs to support local business and residents. Whether you’re looking to donate 15% of sales to your cause or host a Guacamole Smash Night—yes, it is as fun as it sounds!—Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill is here to help you raise money, enjoy killer food and have some fun.