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Fil-Am owned L&L Hawaiin BBQ opens first outlet in Manila

/ 12:47 AM October 07, 2015
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L&L Hawaiian BBQ President and CEO Eddie Flores. BIZJOURNAL PHOTO

SAN FRANCISCO — Hawaii’s Filipino American owned plate lunch giant, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, opened its first takeout restaurant in the Philippines on September 21, in a mall near Manila’s Edsa Shangri-La Manila hotel, and will open another one in November.

In the United States, L&L’s “third biggest demographic are Filipinos — the first are kamaaina who have lived in Hawaii for some time and are aware of the L&L brand, and the second are Pacific Islanders,” Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Bryan Andaya told Pacific Business News.

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L&L is a popular Hawaiian barbecue outlet in Hawaii and the mainland.

The first Philippine outlet employs nearly 20 people and is slightly smaller than many of the company’s U.S. locations. A second franchised location by November in Manila’s SM Megamall, the largest shopping mall in the island country.

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