Hawaiian restaurant Kua ‘Aina to open second London restaurant

11 June 2014 by
Hawaiian restaurant Kua ‘Aina to open second London restaurant

A second Kua ‘Aina, the sandwich and burger grill concept from Hawaii, is to open in London's Goodge Street.

The 1,600sq ft split-level restaurant, which is designed to replicate a beach shack with wooden floor and a bamboo roof, will launch in September, joining sister eaterie off Carnaby Street, Soho.

It will mark the beginning of a new expansion phase for the group, which will include a food truck this summer.

Founded in 1975 by Terry Thompson on the north coast of Oahu, Kua ‘Aina has three locations in Hawaii and more than 20 locations operated under licence in Japan. It is run independently in the UK.

Leisure property agency Shelley Sandzer secured the latest London site for Kua ‘Aina.

Ed Bardos, co-owner of Kua ‘Aina, said: "Our original Kua ‘Aina, off Carnaby Street was the first of its kind in Europe, and its popularity has driven our desire to expand.

"To do so, however, requires the right locations and Shelley Sandzer was instrumental in coming to us with this opportunity. Their understanding of our brand and needs, combined with their knowledge of London, has played a key role in selecting Goodge Street for the first phase of our expansion."

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