Ono Hawaiian BBQ, the Hawaiian-inspired fast-casual restaurant chain with 100+ outlets in California and Arizona, is opening two locations this week and next, one in both states.
The first, debuting July 28, will be in Indio, California, known as the home of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which attracts over 1.4 million visitors annually.
“Indio will be our first store in the Low Desert/Palm Desert area,” Ono’s director of marketing, Chistine Jan, told Marketing Daily. “There’s been significant demand for Ono to open here, and we plan to open two to three additional units in the (surrounding) Palm Desert area to meet these demands and make Ono more accessible to the community.”
Ono will promote the Indio grand opening on Friday with a ribbon cutting, raffles and giveaways, as well as a Hawaiian Dance show. Exclusive in-store offers will include a buy one, get-one free promotion on all entrees.
The family-owned restaurant brand, founded in 2002, grills all food fresh to order, with selections including Hawaiian-style BBQ chicken, island white fish, chicken katsu, BBQ beef and pork.
Ono Hawaiian BBQ will also open a new location in Phoenix, Arizona next week.
“This will be our fifth location in Phoenix City and the first in Arizona with a double drive-thru [window],” Jan said. “Ono Hawaiian BBQ has been well received in the Phoenix area over the years, so we will continue to expand throughout Maricopa county and other counties in Arizona in the next few years.”
According to the Technomic Top 500 Restaurant Chain 2023 Report, Ono operates 104 locations in the U.S. with total sales over $200 million for 2022. The chain has plans to open an additional 15 units in United States in the next year.