L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Asian-American/Hawaiian food
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#207 Ranked #165 last year
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Initial investment
$134K - $535K
Units as of 2020
205 11.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

Johnson Kam and Eddie Flores Jr. started the first L&L Drive-Inn in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1976. They later began franchising in Hawaii, and then expanded to California, changing their name to L&L Hawaiian Barbecue to better appeal to mainland customers. Today they offer franchises throughout the U.S. and also has locations in Japan. L&L Restaurants serve their take on traditional Hawaiian plate lunches, fusing Asian and American cuisine.

About L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Industry
Food
Founded
1976
Parent Company
L&L Franchise Inc.
Leadership
Elisia Flores, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1991 (30 years)
# of employees at HQ
23
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units
205 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
931 University Ave., #202
Honolulu, HI 96826

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a L&L Hawaiian Barbecue franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$30,000
Initial Investment
$133,700 - $535,000
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000 - $1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$200,000 - $600,000
Royalty Fee
3-4%
Ad Royalty Fee
1-2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
120+ hours
Classroom Training
15+ hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #207

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #36

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

Ranked #1 in Asian Food

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Updated: February 8th, 2021