Mo’ Bettahs is introducing the “Aloha Spirit” to Shawnee in true Hawai’i fashion with its new location opening on Friday, Feb. 9.
The Shawnee Mo’ Bettahs will be located at 4611 North Kickapoo Ave., next to Valvoline Instant Oil Change and across from Harbor Freight Tools, operating from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays. Customers can dine-in, order food to-go for in-restaurant pickup or experience the convenience of a drive-thru.
Members of the community are encouraged to participate in opening day festivities, including the Friends & ‘Ohana Event on Thursday, Feb. 8, during which guests will partake in a lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. and dinner from 6 to 8 p.m.
The official grand opening will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Mo’ Bettahs loyalty members will be able to indulge with an exclusive Valentine’s Day offer – a Buy One, Get One Regular Plate special available throughout the day.
“Our dishes are reflective of our favorite Hawaiian staples,” said Co-Founder Kimo Mack. “Through that, we strive to keep our promise to stay true to the Hawai’i we know and love, and hope to foster growth of guests’ love for their friends and family with each visit.”
This Shawnee Mo’ Bettahs is the 6th location in the Dallas-Fort Worth/Oklahoma area, and the 52nd system wide.
The family-centric Hawaiian-style concept sets itself apart from the competition with fresh, authentic dishes that capture the essence of family gatherings on the island. An interior lined with handmade surfboards and paddles further showcases the deep connection between Hawaiian culture and the ocean surrounding the island, instantly immersing guests in a traditional experience that varies from the stereotypical Hawaiian representation.
Brothers Kalani and Kimo Mack founded the first Mo’ Bettahs in 2008 in Bountiful, Utah. The concept was born with the idea of a place where friends and family can enjoy a taste of Hawaiian island barbeque with authentic dishes that incorporate flavors from Asian and Filipino cuisines. The atmosphere is representative of true Hawai’i culture, providing guests with a sense of aloha (love) rooted in ʻohana (family), traditions, the ocean, and the ʻāina (land). The brothers are excited to expand deeper into Oklahoma, making the Shawnee location the sixth in the state and 52nd across the board.