Future 50: Ono Hawaiian BBQ

Future 50: Ono Hawaiian BBQ

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Hawaiian concepts are rare on the mainland, which makes Ono stand out in the fast-casual crowd. The menu features a fusion of Asian cuisines with some American touches. Customers gravitate toward the popular $10 plate lunch, a Hawaiian specialty that features barbecued chicken, beef or seafood with rice and macaroni salad over steamed cabbage. Other island dishes also are offered as both family meals and single entrees. So far, Ono’s locations have been limited to California and Arizona.

LocationDiamond Bar, Calif.
2014 Systemwide Sales$30,800,000*
% Change in Sales16.2%
2014 U.S. Units53
% Change in Units20.5%
2014 Average Unit Volume$635,000*
% Change in AUV0.8%
Future 50 Year2015

About Ono Hawaiian BBQ

Ono Hawaiian BBQ is a fast casual restaurant concept with locations in California and Arizona, serving up “aloha in every bite” through their Hawaiian-inspired plate lunches and island specialties. Every Ono Hawaiian BBQ dish is created with fresh ingredients using authentic Hawaiian recipes, and made-to-order in each restaurant. Ono Hawaiian BBQ operates 65 restaurants throughout their two states of operation, with plans to open more in 2017.