What Now Phoenix previously covered the chain’s franchise deal with Stine Enterprises Inc. that entails opening 75 restaurants in Arizona and North Texas.
The Phoenix-area franchise is run by father and son Steve and Adam Stine, with two Arizona locations so far in Phoenix at 720 W Highland Ave as well as Tempe at 1900 E 5th St.
The restaurant serves plate lunches, which include sweet and savory chicken, pork, or veggies paired with white rice and macaroni salad. They also have traditional Hawaiian favorites like Spam Musubi, and DOLE SOFT SERVE®, which is a tropical soft serve from the islands.
Their website shares, “At Hawaiian Bros, we’re inspired every day to spread the Aloha Spirit. To show kindness and respect, and to treat everyone as ’ohana, like family, in everything we do. In true Aloha Spirit, Hawaiian Bros was founded on the principles of honor, inclusion and gratitude. We respect the dignity and self-worth of every individual, whether you’re a guest enjoying a meal or the team member preparing it. In our ’ohana, everyone belongs. We value our differences and celebrate our common ground. And we say, “thank you” often, emphasizing the positive in our lives every day. Each of our meals is thoughtfully prepared with generous portions of fresh, quality ingredients, with service that’s not only fast, but also friendly and welcoming. And we never use freezers, fryers or microwaves.”
They describe their menu as the following: “Our menu is an homage to the Hawaiian plate lunch. In the 1880s, as Hawaii’s pineapple and sugar plantations grew, laborers from Asian nations with diverse culinary traditions came to the islands. Their lunches typically consisted of a plate of rice and leftover meat from the previous night’s meal. By the 1950s, the “plate lunch” had grown in popularity and was popping up at roadside stands. Today, it remains an essential part of Hawaii’s homegrown culture. It’s the comfort food you eat with your ’ohana, an island staple all walks of life come together to enjoy.”
What Now Phoenix did not immediately hear back from the franchise for comment, and an official opening date has not been announced.