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Local burger chain expanding to mainland

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 01:43 p.m. HST, Apr 08, 2013

Hawaii-based Teddy’s Bigger Burgers will open several new franchise locations and company-owned stores in Hawaii, Seattle, Wash., Southern California and Iowa.

The Iowa City location is under construction and is slated to open in June. Meanwhile, Teddy’s signed its first Southern California franchisee and second franchise agreement in Seattle. Both franchisees are scouting locations at present.

A new local franchise store will open on Kapiolani Blvd., due to open this month, while corporate stores will open May 10 and May 31 in Kaneohe and Ewa, respectively.

The company website also lists a Kapolei location as “coming soon,” as well as seven operating locations in Hawaii, one in Woodinville, Wash., and another in Tokyo, Japan. 

Teddy’s 1950’s-themed burger restaurant was launched in Hawaii in 1998.

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cojef wrote:
Good luck in crowded fast-food business.
on April 8,2013 | 01:52PM
primo1 wrote:
True that...mainland got way better burgers than Teddy's, especially So. Cal.
on April 8,2013 | 02:31PM
tiki886 wrote:
Why the jealousy, envy and doubt? It's not your money. It's not taxpayer money. They are pursuing the American Dream.

Instead of the alamihi syndrome mentality, you should be cheering this business on and hope it becomes a success like L&L and Crazy Shirts.

on April 8,2013 | 04:57PM
niceynicey wrote:
why can't primo say what he feels?
on April 8,2013 | 08:57PM
9ronboz wrote:
Well said
on April 8,2013 | 10:27PM
WA_Kalihi_Boy wrote:
My family loves going to the Woodinville, WA Teddy's and must say it's the best Teddy's we have been too! It is bigger, cleaner and all the workers have the Aloha spirit. The manager/owner is always going around to all the customers checking to see if their meal is okay and also handing out towelettes. Just a class act.
on April 8,2013 | 01:52PM
niimi wrote:
Teddy's to me is a very good burger maker. In-N-Out tastes a little better to me, just simpler or different. But Teddy's has good variety. I think they will do fine.
on April 8,2013 | 05:22PM
likewise wrote:
Teddy's can hold their own here, there, anywhere. In -N - Out -- Look Out!
on April 8,2013 | 06:00PM
Dtab wrote:
Both are great burgers with unique recipes, since no sign of In & Out coming to Maui, please open up in Kahului, Maui, cause I am tired of driving all the way to Lahaina to eat your burgers!!!!
on April 8,2013 | 07:59PM
mrluke wrote:
Pretty good burgers, but way overpriced. Can't beat In-N-Out! Too bad they show no sign of expanding over here.
on April 8,2013 | 08:08PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I like Teddys but the competition...Smashburger, Five Guys, In n Out, and on and on....good luck.
on April 8,2013 | 09:25PM
MexMe wrote:
I moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE a few months ago and I crave a good burger! Every burger I have had here has some sort of filler in it and is inedible. I will be home to Hawaii for a few days next week and Teddy's is my first stop on the way home from the airport. And the next day? I am driving to Haleiwa for a Kua Aina burger. If I could, I would open a franchise of either of these places here in the Middle East. If Americans are going to known for burgers, these are the burgers I want to be known for!!!
on April 8,2013 | 10:11PM
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