A Hawaiian favorite for breakfast burritos, plate lunches, and sandwiches lands its first of two locations in the Ninth Island this summer. Kono’s out of Haleiwa plans to open two locations this year, with the first opening near Summerlin in late July or early August and a second debuting in Chinatown in September or October.
Kono’s specializes in slow-roasted kalua pork that comes swaddled in breakfast burritos dubbed bombers, wrapped in sandwiches, and as the star of the show in plate lunches. The Chun bomber comes with 12-hour slow-roasted pulled kalua pork and bacon and a biscuit trio combines eggs, cheese, and 12-hour slow-roasted pulled kalua pork, bacon, and Portuguese sausage.
Lunchtime features sandwiches on toasted French bread such as the Old School with 12-hour slow-roasted kalua pulled pork, guava barbecue sauce, grilled onions, and slaw or the Triple Crown that adds cheese.
Milkshakes come in flavors such as coconut cream pie, strawberry cheesecake, pineapple vanilla, and orange Creamsicle.
Kono’s opens its first location at the Shoppes at Summerlin Parkway, taking over the former Cinnamon’s space. A second location heads to 3616 Spring Mountain Road next to Sushi Kame and The Taco Stand.
Stan Glander, president and CEO of Kono’s Family of Restaurants, tells Pacific Business News that his goal is to expand to the mainland. The restaurant originally opened in 2002 in Haleiwa, and Gander bought it in 2015 with an eye toward expansion in Hawai‘i. It now operates four locations in Hawai‘i.
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