Hawaiian Bros to expand into Frisco, other parts of North Texas

The restaurant's menu consists of classic Hawaiian lunches, which include a main protein, such as chicken, and rice, pineapple or macaroni salad on the side. (Courtesy Hawaiian Bros/Kathy Tran)
The restaurant's menu consists of classic Hawaiian lunches, which include a main protein, such as chicken, and rice, pineapple or macaroni salad on the side. (Courtesy Hawaiian Bros/Kathy Tran)

The restaurant's menu consists of classic Hawaiian lunches, which include a main protein, such as chicken, and rice, pineapple or macaroni salad on the side. (Courtesy Hawaiian Bros/Kathy Tran)

Hawaiian Bros, a fast-casual restaurant company with locations throughout the Midwest, will open its first brick-and-mortar restaurants in Texas in 2021.

Fourteen restaurants are planned for North Texas, according to a company statement. A Frisco location is expected to open at 11560 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, sometime in late spring or summer near the intersection of Eldorado Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway.


Future locations are also planned to open Fort Worth, Richardson, Allen, Murphy, Denton and other North Texas cities this year. Hawaiian Bros also has "ghost kitchens" in Garland and Austin that are only open for delivery or takeout, according to the restaurant's website.

Hawaiian Bros was founded by brothers Cameron and Tyler McNie in 2018 and focuses on the plate lunch, a Hawaiian staple. According to the statement, traditional meals feature a main protein, such as marinated teriyaki chicken or slow-roasted Kalua pork, with sides of jasmine rice and macaroni salad. www.hawaiianbros.com
By Francesca D' Annunzio
Francesca D'Annunzio covers K-12 and higher education, development, planning and zoning, and transportation in Frisco and McKinney. She attended college at the University of Texas at Austin, where she reported for the Daily Texan and interned for the Austin Chronicle. When she's not reporting, she enjoys spending time outdoors and experimenting in the kitchen.