The term, Hawaiian Barbecue(SM) was first coined by Eddie Flores, Jr., founder of L&L Hawaiian Barbecue®. Flores, along with his partner Johnson Kam, built a reputation of serving fresh plate lunches, in generous portions, and low prices across Hawaii. In the late 90′s, they took their L&L brand of plate lunches to the mainland as L&L Hawaiian Barbecue®, igniting an intense national buzz for the iconic food of Hawaii. Countless mainland transplants that once called Hawaii their home have driven for miles to savor L&L Hawaiian Barbecue’s® signature dishes. Many of them have found the same satisfaction from the food in the mainland as they did in Hawaii..