Hawaiian Bros Island Grill establishments open faster than dandelions in spring. The chain — which has been operating since 2018, offers their version of the Hawaiian favourite called the simple Hawaiian plates for lunch. Read Hawaiian Bros Nutrition Facts here!
The popular meal originated in the 1950s and was sold on roadside stands across the islands. The classic Hawaiian plate lunch includes meat and three scoops of white rice, and the macaroni and cheese salad.
Wham! Bam! Thanks, Spam!
Six Hawaiian Bros. have opened in the metro area so far, including the one located in Belton and Lawrence. Another is scheduled to open at the Pavilion located at Ward Parkway Mall soon.
What’s the attraction? What’s the appeal? The sudden urge to consume Hawaiian dishes? We played dumb consumers, and here’s what we discovered. One thing to note is that almost all of the food served is gluten-free. (It’s completely nuts-free, to be fair.)
Then all of it is a mix of something sweet and something else. Sweet and spicy as well as savoury and sweet as well as sweet and sweet. It’s also suitable for families. Imagine it as an experience in culture and dining all in one.
The father in the front trying to teach his children the meaning of what Spam included was incredible. I’m not sure. However, I believe the clerk at the counter threw in the kids a free order of Spam Musubi for youngsters to sample. (Not familiar? It’s a mix of rice and seared Spam coated in teriyaki sauce and wrapped with dried seaweed.)
99.7 The Point’s host for middays, Shaylee Lately, is a Hawaiian Bros. Island Grill fanatic. She makes no (chicken) no. “Legit, I have leftovers in my ‘fridge right now,” she confesses. “I’ll show you on my next bank statement how often I go!” Keep space for their version of Dole Whip, the delicious amusement park snack. The soft serve from tropical is dairy-free and fat-free. It’s also gluten-free and low in calories. It’s almost healthy food.
Are the floods of sodium-rich island food in the metropolis received warm arms? It’s hard to say, however, both places we went to were quite busy. Customers we spoke with are enjoying the range of options.
Kansas Citians like to try new places, and we’ll have to wait and see if there’s the possibility of repeat business. (Remember the time when Qdoba was introduced to Kansas City in a blaze of glory, only to disappear before you could even say”free guac?”) Although we wouldn’t like to have it all the time, it’s a satisfying novelty. Let’s say that again. We could have the Dole Soft Serve every day–at minimum, until Labor Day.