Hawaiian Bros offers free meals to Kansas City area teachers and other essential workers


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SHAWNEE, Kan. — One of the hottest restaurant chains in the metro is honoring educators, first responders and essential workers as it expands.

Hawaiian Bros’ new Shawnee location opens to the public Tuesday, March 16. But before the grand opening, the company will offer community heroes a free meal during select times.

Saturday, March 13
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Essential workers (grocery, delivery, hotel, etc.) 
Saturday, March 13
5 to 8 p.m. 

First responders and health care workers
Sunday, March 14 
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

You will need to show appropriate work identification to received your free meal. Customers can eat on-site or order food to go.

The free meals are only being offered at the Hawaiian Bro’s location near Shawnee Mission Parkway and Long Avenue in Shawnee during the above times.

Hawaiian Bros plans to open six additional locations across the Kansas City metro this year, including:

  • Ward Parkway: Early May
  • Independence: Early June
  • Midtown: July
  • Lenexa: July
  • Overland Park: August
  • Metro North: Later this year

In addition, Hawaiian Bros is opening at least 15 locations in Texas this year, including 13 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and two additional restaurants in Austin.

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