Hawaiian Bros Island Grill is ready to make some waves at 203 S. Wilmot Rd.
The Grand Opening is set for 11 a.m. on Monday, February 12 in the building that used to be Corner Bakery Café — right there near the Park Place Mall and across the street from Texas Roadhouse.
Hawaiian Bros, created by brothers Tyler and Cameron McNie, opened its first location in Belton, Missouri in 2018. The McNies originally come from the West Coast, but some Midwest friends from Kansas City inspired them to bring a version of their family’s Hawaiian grill restaurant here.
“The restaurant features a striking design and island vibe with a kitchen void of freezers, fryers, and microwaves,” the franchise owners said about the spot in Tucson. “The concept offers island-inspired comfort in the form of food Hawaiian plate lunches as well as sides.”
“In the 1880s as Hawaii’s pineapple and sugar plantations grew, so too did their workforce. Most of these laborers came from Asian nations with diverse culinary traditions. The workers’ lunches usually consisted of leftover meat from the night before alongside rice. By the 1950s, the plate lunch was pretty popular in Hawaii and was popping up at roadside stands. Today, the classic late lunch consists of meat, two scoops of white rice, and one scoop of macaroni salad.”Read more…
Aside from the plate lunches, there’s a Pacific Island Salad, which is the Huli Huli Chicken on fresh romaine lettuce with mandarin oranges, green onions, cilantro, and chow mein noodles served on a housemade island vinaigrette.
Oh, and for big fans of Disneyland and the beloved Dole Whip stand in front of the Enchanted Tiki Room, Hawaiian Bros is serving a Dole Soft Serve, which is dairy-free and gluten-free.
Beginning Monday, February 12, the restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. – midnight.
Hawaiian Bros Island Grill is located at 203 S. Wilmot Rd. For more information, visit hawaiianbros.com.
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