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by Joyce Smith
Since first opening in Belton in early 2018, Hawaiian Bros Island Grill has built such a loyal following it now has five area restaurants. And two more are coming soon.
Founders and brothers Cameron and Tyler McNie recently announced plans to expand to Shawnee. Now they are adding a location in the Restaurant Pavilion at Ward Parkway Center, 8805 State Line Road, for an early 2021 opening.
So the Ward Parkway location will have two double-sided kitchen lines — two for dine-in orders and two for to-go orders. The goal will be for customers to place their orders and receive them in about 90 seconds.
“I definitely think we were well positioned for this time. Our food travels well, the speed we can make it, it’s affordable,” said Scott Ford, who became president of Hawaiian Bros earlier this year. “We do a crazy amount of curbside.”
Hawaiian Bros offers a traditional Hawaiian Plate Lunch with a scoop of white rice, a scoop of macaroni salad and a protein.
Other menu items include its signature Huli Huli chicken (marinated in teriyaki sauce and grilled fresh), Spam Musubi (rice and seared Spam glazed in teriyaki sauce and wrapped in dried seaweed), and Pacific Island Salad with Huli Huli chicken, mandarin oranges and chow mein noodles.
Customers can top off their meal with another popular order, Dole Whip, a fat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free soft-serve frozen dessert.
Area locations are in Belton, Lawrence, Lee’s Summit, North Kansas City and Overland Park. The Shawnee restaurant, at 11600 Shawnee Mission Parkway, also is scheduled to open in early 2021.
In addition, Hawaiian Bros recently opened a ghost kitchen — offering delivery and takeout only — in Garland, Texas, and it also has two ghost kitchens in the Chicago area.
The owners plan to open 15 to 20 brick-and-mortar restaurants in the next 18 months, mostly in Texas but about one-third planned for the Kansas City metro and Omaha.
Ford had previously been with Boston Market and Applebee’s International Inc. before serving as president of Goodcents Franchise Systems Inc. in De Soto for eight years.
WHAT’S NEW/EVENT FAQ
Ward Parkway Center has reopened to the public with added safety and social distancing measures.
With the City of Kansas City Missouri on the path to recovery, Ward Parkway Center has worked on our plan to safely reopen the shopping center. The health and safety of its retailers, guests and employees remain to be the top priority and the center has implemented many new social distancing and community safety measures recommended by the City of Kansas City Missouri Health Department.
- All indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people maximum.
- Restaurants, taverns, and all other venues, including wedding and other event spaces, shall close at 10:00 PM and shall limit the number of occupants indoors to no more than 50 percent of room occupancy.
- Indoor and outdoor patrons at these facilities must be seated, and also masked at all times except when actively eating or drinking. Indoor and outdoor parties are limited to a maximum of 10 people and parties shall be spaced with no less than six feet of distance between themselves and individuals from any other parties. Operators must report any COVID cases among staff or patrons to the Department of Health.
- Masks must be worn in all indoor spaces with more than one person per room, and outdoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.
- Patrons of gyms, fitness, and recreational centers, including city, school, and other publicly-owned and managed facilities, must wear masks, and are limited to no more than 50 percent capacity.
For more information, please visit the KCMO website