Hawaiian Bros Expands Reach with Multi-Unit Deals in Portland, Tennessee, and Las Vegas

by Nick

Kansas City, MO, March 19, 2024 – Hawaiian Bros, the beloved quick-service restaurant renowned for its island-inspired cuisine, has announced significant strides in its expansion journey with the signing of three multi-unit development agreements. These deals, inked with JCK Ohana, LLC, Sequoyah Hospitality, LLC, and Rock Hawaiian, LLC, signal the brand’s ambitious plans to introduce its authentic flavors to new markets across the United States.

JCK Ohana, LLC, spearheaded by Joe, Alex, and Lauren Karcher, is set to introduce five Hawaiian Bros locations to Portland, Oregon. Leveraging their rich legacy in the restaurant industry, particularly with the renowned JCK Restaurants, the Karcher family is committed to infusing Portland’s culinary landscape with the spirit of aloha.


In Tennessee, Sequoyah Hospitality, LLC, led by Jim Richards, Andrew Gardner, and Brion Voges, will spearhead the expansion with 18 locations planned across key cities like Nashville and Chattanooga. Backed by Jim Richards’ proven track record in restaurant development, the team is poised to elevate the Hawaiian Bros experience in the region.


Rock Hawaiian, LLC, helmed by Edith Diaz, is embarking on an exciting venture in Las Vegas, Nevada, with five planned Hawaiian Bros restaurants. Having established a strong presence in the San Antonio market, Rock Hawaiian, LLC, is primed to replicate its success in Las Vegas.


Grant Kreutzer, VP Franchise Development at Hawaiian Bros, expressed enthusiasm about the brand’s expansion into these vibrant markets, highlighting the strategic significance of each location. He emphasized the brand’s commitment to fostering partnerships with franchisees who embody the ‘ohana culture and uphold the Aloha Spirit.


Hawaiian Bros’ expansion drive is underpinned by its dedication to selecting franchise partners with extensive operational expertise and a shared vision for growth. The brand’s recent partnerships with seasoned multi-unit franchisees underscore its commitment to sustainable and strategic expansion.

Since March 2023, Hawaiian Bros has inked eight development agreements with multi-unit franchisees, slated to open over 150 restaurants across more than 20 markets in 10 states.


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