Ono Hawaiian BBQ, which opened 12 stores in 2019, is adding another 12 to 14 units by the end of the year, putting it over the 100-store mark.
"Since opening Ono Hawaiian BBQ in 2002, bringing authentic Hawaiian cuisine to over 100 restaurants is something we always looked toward, so achieving this goal in less than 20 years is very special," CEO Joshua Liang said in a company press release. "We are thrilled for more to join the Ono Ohana."
Ono Hawaiian BBQ's growth has been consistent, with a 10.6% same-store sales increase and a 29% overall increase in 2019. With these 2020 openings, the brand will solidify its footprint across California and Arizona opening in new cities by expanding along the 99 highway and adding additional stores to cities that already have at least one Ono location, Liang said.
Beyond store openings, Ono will launch new menu items and limited-time offerings and promotional giveaways. Kicking off the in-store promotions is the annual seafood deal of a $5 Island White Fish Aloha Plate or $5 Crispy Shrimp Aloha Plate, available through April 12.