Hawaiian Bros Island Grill is expanding into a new state.
The island-inspired, fast-casual chain has entered Arizona with two stores, one in Tucson which opened Feb. 12, and one in Glendale, which will open March 4. Hawaiian Bros currently operates two ghost kitchens in the state.
"Arizona is the newest market for the western expansion of the Hawaiian Bros brand," said Adam Stine, president and owner of Stine Enterprises, the franchisee of the two Hawaiian Bros locations. "We received a tremendous response from our ghost kitchen locations in Phoenix and Tempe and are looking forward to doubling our Arizona footprint with the openings of two new Hawaiian Bros restaurants."
Last March, Stine Enterprises signed a multi-unit agreement with Hawaiian Bros, with plans to develop 75 stores in Arizona and north Texas. The chain transferred 11 restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to Stine Enterprises as part of the deal.
"Given the operational excellence of Stine Enterprises and their commitment to the communities they serve, they are an ideal first franchise partner for our brand," said Scott Ford, president & co-CEO of Hawaiian Bros at the time of the franchise agreement. "The combined experience from the team and expertise in the industry will help elevate the brand and aid in our rapid growth efforts.”
Hawaiian Bros, which was founded in 2018, is known for its island-inspired plate lunch, which offers a variety of chicken or pork glazed with sweet, savory, or spicy sauces, macaroni salad, white rice or vegetables, and Dole Soft Serve for dessert.
Hawaiian Bros owns and operates 50 restaurants in Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.