Hawaiian Bros Expanding in Kansas City

Hawaiian Brothers - Shawnee

This post is sponsored by Hawaiian Bros, now with six locations in the KC metro.

Hawaiian Bros is expanding rapidly in Kansas City and its newest location in Shawnee, Kan. is a perfect option for a quick, quality weeknight meal!

Not only is the drive thru at this location fast as lightning (I am talking under a minute to get your order), they also boast self-serve kiosks.  The self-serve kiosks are perfect for moms with kids who are not always quick to decide what they want. Instead of having to awkwardly hold up the line while you take your kids’ orders, you can take your time, and make sure everyone’s order is perfect before submitting.

When it comes to actually ordering, you really can’t go wrong with any choice. The authentic island comfort food not only provides an amazing and balanced meal for my family, but the options are fantastic, too. My picky toddler has so much to choose from. Served “plate lunch” style, Hawaiian Bros offers many gluten free entrees along with rice and veggies as sides. 

Huli Huli chicken is the crowd favorite and the Hawaiian Bros signature dish. As for me, I love the Honolulu Chicken and the Luau Pig. My toddler loves anything from Hawaiian Bros, and it is honestly such a time saver when we don’t have meals prepped. Getting everyone fed in my small family is quite the feat – and Hawaiian Bros always gets it done.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention their potentially most famous menu item – the Dole Soft Serve. Don’t miss this refreshing dairy free dessert that – even just for a moment – will make you forget you’re not in Hawaii. Make sure to join their One Ohana Rewards program for birthday rewards, discounts on future purchases and to be automatically entered to win a trip to Hawaii – a monthly drawing!

Mom Tips for Ordering at Hawaiian Bros

  • Choose from three different sizes – small, classic or large. Classic and large allow for sharing or yummy leftovers. Small is a great kid option.
  • Plate lunch comes with white rice and macaroni salads as side. Try replacing one with fresh pineapple for sweet tropical treat.
  • For a unique drink option, try one of the Hawaiian Sun tropical fruit drinks, shipped direct from Hawaii!
  • Can’t decide which Dole Soft Serve to get? Get the twist to experience both pineapple and very berry flavors.
  • Don’t want to go inside? Order online for fast curbside pick up or take advantage of the many KC locations that offer super fast drive thru. The new Shawnee location has a double drive thru for the speediest service!

So, would I recommend Hawaiian Bros? Only if you are looking to add a safe, quick and delicious dinner into your routine (obviously, yes)! Hawaiian Bros has been a welcome relief from the constant cooking and meal prepping in our home. Take a break from the endless dishes and give Hawaiian Bros a quick try at any of their KC locations and give the newest location in Shawnee some love!

li was born and raised in Lee’s Summit, MO and graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a degree in Political Science. She met her wife, Abby, in 2015 and the two now live in Leawood, KS currently with their amazing toddler, Amelia. In addition to wrangling her toddler, Ali loves adventures, road trips, Diet Dr. Pepper and advocating for causes she cares about. She’s never met a stranger and loves connecting with new friends. Ali is excited to be joining the Kansas City Mom Collective and to share her unique perspective on becoming a mom, advocating for mental health awareness and learning how to be a more socially responsible human (and raising socially responsible tiny humans).