The Counter announced the buyback of The Counter Honolulu from co-owner DK Kodama.
DK Kodama, one of the three local owners of The Counter Honolulu, will sell his interest in Counter Kahala LLC, giving the company majority ownership of the restaurant. Two of the three co-owners, Ed Robles and Pablo Buckingham, will continue to be partners of the restaurant that will operate per usual.
“The Counter is expanding as a company and we want to own more locations and continue to expand with more locations in Hawaii,” says Jeff Weinstein, founder and co-CEO of The Counter. “When DK came to us with this opportunity we were pleased to continue our partnership with the co-owners. We will continue to grow and expand the Custom Built Burger brand locals have come to love and know.”
The Counter Honolulu opened at the Kahala Mall in February 2009 serving premium build-your-own burgers made with fresh ingredients, ice cream shakes, malts, and floats, as well as a diverse selection of handcrafted beer and wine.
Additional company-owned locations include The Counter in El Segundo, California, and Reston, Virginia.