Local franchisees will open their second Gyu-Kaku yakiniku restaurant in Kapolei Commons, where they already operate a Ruby Tuesday location.
“I have never been as excited to sign a lease,” said partner Rick Nakashima.
Nakashima and partner Ted Davenport plan to open the 3,500 square foot, roughly 115-seat Gyu-Kaku restaurant toward the end of the first quarter of next year, Nakashima told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
It is one of as many as 10 Gyu-Kaku restaurants the partners plan to build in the islands.
Nakashima and Davenport also operate the slightly larger, 132-seat Gyu-Kaku in Windward Mall, as well as Ruby Tuesday locations in Ala Moana Center and Moanalua Shopping Center.