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Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:02 pm
by brewcrew1000
This local franchise seems to be expanding at a nice rate. Another one will be opening in Lees Summit and they are expanding to Austin Texas. This franchise could actually get huge. The concept is really good. I wish the setup was more like Chipotle but they make it work. The one in Overland Park is packed around lunch time.

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:46 pm
by dukuboy1
I've eaten at the one in NKC and it is great. They have the online order really dialed in. Plus that location was packed when they were open prior to the Covid crap. They are an interesting story. They started in OR and expanded there but they had a friend in KC who was a real estate investor and approached him about bringing the concept to the Midwest. The first 3 locations in KC were OP, NKC, and Belton of all places. Really good food that keeps growing in popularity by word of mouth so far

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:02 pm
by shinatoo
I've eaten at the one in Belton. I don't get it. Overpriced bland pulled pork in a city with dozens of great pulled pork options.

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:12 pm
by brewcrew1000
shinatoo wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:02 pm
I've eaten at the one in Belton. I don't get it. Overpriced bland pulled pork in a city with dozens of great pulled pork options.
I honestly think its one of those quantity over quality scenarios. You get a ton of food; 2 meats, rice and mac salad for like 10 bucks.

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 2:54 pm
by dukuboy1
shinatoo wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:02 pm
I've eaten at the one in Belton. I don't get it. Overpriced bland pulled pork in a city with dozens of great pulled pork options.
If you were expected a slow smoked, BBQ pit master style of food you will be disappointed. It's different and intended to be different, with different flavor profiles. The chicken is great, and I'll agree the pork is ok, nothing fancy but very tasty. The whole meal is good, especially the macaroni salad made with the Kewpie Mayonnaise. Very creamy and tasty. Overall very good and I hope it does well

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 1:09 pm
by scooterj
dukuboy1 wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:46 pm
I've eaten at the one in NKC and it is great. They have the online order really dialed in. Plus that location was packed when they were open prior to the Covid crap.
And they've adapted to curbside really well, one of the better setups I've experienced so far. They seem to have been doing brisk business. (Though I imagine still pretty diminished with NKC's temporarily-reduced daytime population.)

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 1:51 pm
by shinatoo
I guess I'll try it again

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:01 pm
by brewcrew1000
New locations coming to Shawnee and Ward Parkway Mall. This place seriously has the potential to become a large nationwide chain restaurant.

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:52 pm
by DColeKC
brewcrew1000 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:01 pm
New locations coming to Shawnee and Ward Parkway Mall. This place seriously has the potential to become a large nationwide chain restaurant.
Would like to see a location in PNL.

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:43 pm
by gfenn11
The forever empty corner of 14th/Main would work well.

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:51 pm
by DColeKC
gfenn11 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:43 pm
The forever empty corner of 14th/Main would work well.
I'd rather fill in closer to the action. Former Famous Dave's or Bar Louie location would be more ideal.

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:43 pm
by dukuboy1
It would work well downtown for sure.

I'm sure it may hurt a little the NKC location, but I doubt it because there are a ton of Northlanders that love the place.

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:18 pm
by mgsports
Olathe.

Re: Hawaiian Bros

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:10 pm
by mean
shinatoo wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:51 pm
I guess I'll try it again
If you do, I'd recommend the Kilauea chicken. I've only had that and one other thing, and the other thing was so sweet it was like dessert chicken. But I thought the Kilauea was pretty good. I also rather like the macaroni salad, which I couldn't really put my finger on while eating it. It was really kind of bland. Creamy, but bland. Needed pepper or paprika or mustard or something, I thought. But I really liked it anyway and wasn't sure why. Dukuboy1 solved the mystery. Kewpie Mayo = MSG = duh, of course this is good.

That said, I also agree a bit with the quantity over quality thing. They do load you up with food, it's cheap, and not really fancy, sophisticated, or well-presented (or pretentious, if you prefer). But idgaf as long as it tastes good.