The rights to bring Kua’Aina to the UK have been acquired by two former Lehman Brothers employees.
Eat in – take out
A spokesperson told BigHospitality sister publication M&C Report that the new site was expected to have a 60/40 per cent split in regards eat in and take out. The site, previously an independent restaurant, has seating for 45 to 50, with space for eight to 10 outside.
Kua'Aina's menu includes a range of chargrill options, Hawaiian coffees supplied by Lion, and deserts. Average spend is expected to be around the £8 to £10 mark.
The chain was founded in Hawaii in 1975 by Terry Thompson, and in 1997 arrived in Japan. Current owner Four Seeds Corporation has since taken the group to 18 restaurants.
Chris Druce is a contributor to BigHospitality sister title M&C Report