Mo’ Bettahs Brings Hawaiian Backyard BBQ to Forney

Mo' Bettahs Brings Hawaiian Backyard BBQ to Forney

Popular Hawaiian-style concept set to open fifth location in the DFW area this fall

Mo' Bettahs Brings Hawaiian Backyard BBQ to ForneyDFW can’t get enough of Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian Style Restaurant’s fresh, authentic cuisine, which is why the popular brand is expanding to Forney this September.

Located at 572 W US Highway 80 Frontage in Forney, construction for the new store began this past May and will boast the brand’s state-of-the-art 2.0 Design, which will feature a new “backyard” plantation-style shed, mounted surfboards and artwork that depict the Hawaiian lifestyle and culture.

“It is an honor to be so well received in the DFW area that we’re able to grow as a brand,” said Mo’ Bettahs CEO Rob Ertmann. “We put the aloha spirit into everything that we do and we’re incredibly excited to welcome Forney to the ‘ohana (family)! We hope to create a new go-to place that brings the community together to enjoy an authentic, one-of-a-kind, Hawaiian experience.”

With Forney’s Mo’ Bettahs opening, it will mark the fifth in the DFW area, the second with a drive-thru and the 46th location systemwide. The company is planning more growth in the DFW Market, with 2 more Texas openings slated for McKinney and Frisco this winter.

In preparation for its grand opening, the popular Hawaiian-style restaurant is looking to hire 35 team members to join the team. Interested candidates can apply by visiting Mo’ Bettahs offers a variety of benefits, like flexible schedules, daily pay, free and discounted meals, and more.

Mo’ Bettahs immerses its guests in the island culture by serving authentic Hawaiian-style food, using only the finest ingredients. Enjoy Hawaiian staples like the renowned plate lunch that comes with a choice of meat – grilled teriyaki chicken or steak, kalua pig, pulehu chicken, katsu chicken or shrimp tempura – with the brand’s one-of-a-kind macaroni salad and steamed rice.

To learn more about Mo’ Bettahs or to view the full menu, visit

Mo’ Bettahs was founded in Bountiful, Utah in 2008 by Kimo and Kalani Mack with a goal of providing guests with an authentic Hawaiian island barbeque experience, just like they enjoyed while growing up in O’ahu, Hawai’i. Mo’ Bettahs serves the plate lunch with an authentic Hawaiian experience, with items like freshly grilled teriyaki chicken and steak, kalua pig, deep-fried katsu chicken, homemade macaroni salad and steamed rice. Since partnering with Savory Restaurant Fund, Mo’ Bettahs has grown to 46 locations in Utah, Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Kansas. Mo’ Bettahs has plans to spread the aloha spirit to more communities through continued expansion in the coming months and years. Mo’ Bettahs offers dine-in, takeout and catering. For more information, visit Mo’ Bettahs’ website or follow on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Savory Fund is an innovative private equity firm that combines over $700 million in assets under management with a growth playbook and expertise that has been developed over 15 years of operating in the restaurant industry. Savory partners with high-potential, profitable, emerging restaurant brands, to deliver financial capital, industry expertise, growth and revenue opportunities, profitability enhancements and new location development. The Savory team contributes directly to all aspects of growth and replication by using a proven playbook and methodology. Founder involvement in the expansion of a brand is a central theme of the Savory approach as founders carry the tribal knowledge around the uniqueness that has energized early success and is essential to future growth. The Savory Fund has invested in 10 brands: Swig, R&R BBQ, Pincho, Via 313 Pizzeria, The Crack Shack, Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian Style Food, 86 Repairs, Saigon Hustle, Hash Kitchen, and The Sicilian Butcher. For more information, visit