As part of its deal with Stine Enterprises, which owns 87 Jack in the Box and 14 Denny’s locations, Kansas City-based Hawaiian Bros will add 75 units to Arizona and North Texas.
“The agreement with Stine Enterprises sets Hawaiian Bros on a path to expand even more rapidly into key markets while offering franchisees a new restaurant concept with growth potential for years to come,” Grant Kreutzer, Hawaiian Bros VP of franchise development, said in a company press release. “We’re really looking forward to working with this team to bolster the Hawaiian Bros brand to new markets.”
Adam Stine, president and COO of Stine Enterprises, is impressed by the level of brand sophistication.
“The opportunity to operate a unique, high-AUV fast-casual restaurant concept with a simple menu that delivers efficiencies with supply chain and a 30-second speed of service standard at the drive-thru windows was attractive to us,” he said in the release.
“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,” Scott Ford, president and co-CEO of Hawaiian Bros Island Grill, said in the release. “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 has over 30 restaurants nationwide and will transfer ownership of the 11 restaurants in DFW to the Stines as part of the transaction.