L&L and KTA Launch Joint in-Store Restaurant
L & L Hawai‘i has opened its first franchised in-grocery restaurant concept in Kona inside the KTA Express located at Kealakekua, marking the Honolulu-based brand’s first foray within a grocery store.
The new L&L is packaged as its new “Mixplate” concept, offering a variety of dining options for the area.
The new store is L&L’s continued dedication to adjusting with the times. Recent restaurant trends have shown a movement within the grocery space in offering meal options such as prepared meals for time-crunched consumers. As a result, grocery-restaurant offerings have eaten a share of the market away from standalone restaurants. Noticing this movement, L&L’s chief operating officer reached out to KTA and negotiated this collaborative effort.
The L&L Mixplate concept derives its offering from a mix of traditional L&L and new items in a multi-choice quick-service format. One of the standout dishes from the new L&L concept is the fried Garlic Chicken—L&L’s version of the popular Korean-influenced, garlic infused, crispy chicken dish found throughout the islands. Other entrée offerings include Pork Adobo, Spicy Eggplant with Tofu and Chinese-style Steamed Fish. Plates are offered with a choice from a variety of side dishes and white rice, brown rice or fried saimin.
The new Mixplate by L&L KTA Express is located at 81-6602 Hawai‘i Belt Road in Kealakekua. Call (808) 323-1916 for more information.
Founded in Hawai‘i as L&L Drive-Inn in 1976 by Johnson Kam and Eddie Flores, Jr., L & L Franchise, Inc. has popularized the Hawaiian “plate lunch” across the world. L&L continues to bring its brand of cuisine with nearly 200 locations throughout the mainland U.S. and Japan. L&L Hawaiian Grill is the extension of the L&L brand into the East Coast of the United States.