Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian chain eyes new Overland Park site

Mo’ Bettahs, a fast casual restaurant specializing in Hawaiian cuisine, is eyeing a new location in south Overland Park. The Utah-based chain is looking to open a new restaurant at

Mo’ Bettahs, a fast casual restaurant specializing in Hawaiian cuisine, is eyeing a new location in south Overland Park.

The Utah-based chain is looking to open a new restaurant at 12005 Metcalf Ave. in the space previously occupied by Boston Market at the Southglen shopping center, according to city documents.

Mo’ Bettahs serves plate lunches

  • Each Mo’ Bettahs plate comes with an option for meat, including steak teriyaki, pulehu chicken, kalua pig and shrimp tempura, all served with rice and macaroni salad, or a tossed salad.
  • Plate sizes come in three different options: mini, regular or ekolu, referred to as “da big boy.”

This is the chain’s second Overland Park location

  • In August, Mo’ Bettahs officially opened its first Johnson County location in Overland Park at 7006. W. 75th St.
  • Mo’ Bettahs was founded in Bountiful, Utah, in 2008 by brothers Kim and Kalani Mack, who grew up on the island of Oahu.
  • After being acquired by the Savory Restaurant Fund in 2017, the chain expanded to more than 30 locations, primarily located in Utah and Idaho.
Overland Park Mo' Bettahs
Mo Bettahs first Overland Park location opened last August. File photo.

City officials will review plans for the restaurant

  • Final development plans for the new Mo’ Bettahs location are set to be discussed by the Overland Park Planning Commission at its upcoming March meeting.
  • The plans will then have to come before the Overland Park City Council to gain final approval.
  • Company officials did not immediately respond to inquiries about opening dates for the new Overland Park location.

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