Oakberry prepares to make Hawaiian debut

OAKBERRY announces expansion into Hawaii through a new multi-unit franchise partnership with Acai Partners Hawaii. (Source: Supplied)

Acai cafe chain Oakberry will launch its first store in Hawaii under a multi-unit franchise arrangement with Acai Partners Hawaiʻi. 

The brand’s first location will debut before the end of this year at the Kapolei Commons in West Oʻahu. The relationship also represents the brand’s long-term commitment to the market, with plans to open several sites around Hawaii over the next five years. 

“Hawaii presents a significant partnership for Oakberry to expand, thanks to strong community ties and committed local investors,” said Georgios Frangulis, founder and CEO of Oakberry. 

“We’re eager to collaborate with the team at Acai Partners Hawaiʻi who share our values of sustainability and natural ingredients, ensuring our integration into this health-conscious market is both successful and lasting.”

Georgios Frangulis and Renato Haidar launched Oakberry in Brazil in 2016 with the vision of creating a quick-service superfood brand that is tasty, easy and fun to consume, and accessible to everybody.

Acai Partners Hawaiʻi is supported by a diverse group of investors, including former Hawaii-born Olympic volleyball player Kawika Shoji, native Hawaiian businesswoman Mālia Kaʻaihue, chef Jason Peel, and local entrepreneurs Adam Wong and Ryan Chun.

The brand currently has more than 700 locations in 40 countries. 

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