The California-based Boiling Crab Restaurant Group plans to open its first Hawaii restaurant early next year.
The lease has been signed and architectural plans created for the company-owned, stand-alone restaurant at 330 Coral St. in Kakaako.
The seven-location chain, specializing in Cajun-style seafood, also announced plans to expand its five California locations to nine, with four new restaurants in Sacramento, Burbank and Woodland Hills/Calabasas. A franchised location will open in Rosemead, Calif.
The Boiling Crab also has locations in Las Vegas and Dallas.
A spate of crab-boil-type restaurants opened in Hawaii several years ago, with many still operating.
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