The Hawaiian-Themed Restaurant That Also Serves Chick-Fil-A

It's no surprise that many people in the U.S. love Chick-fil-A. With over 2,600 locations across 47 states (as well as Canada and Puerto Rico), Chick-fil-A has helped serve delicious chicken menu options to millions of people, according to their website. It all goes back to Chick-fil-A's founder, S. Truett Cathy, who opened his first original diner, the Dwarf Grill, back in 1946 on the outskirts of the Atlanta metropolitan area. After finding the diner to be a successful venture, Cathy was later inspired to branch out within the industry, which led him to open the first Chick-fil-A over 20 years later in 1967.

Today, Chick-fil-A is known for its delicious hand-breaded chicken sandwiches and nuggets, with the "A" in the name standing for "grade A" chicken, per Business Insider. But what if there was a Chick-fil-A that had a cool new cultural spin to it? Well, there actually is. While the state of Hawaii received its first four Chick-fil-A locations in 2022, as reported by Hawaii News Now, the state of Georgia has had a Hawaiian-themed Chick-fil-A for almost a decade prior to that.

The taste of Hawaii and chicken in Georgia

If you're vying for the tropical tastes and aromas of Hawaii — and you also happen to be in Georgia while that said vying takes place — you're in luck. Located just 22 miles south of Atlanta is Truett's Luau, a Chick-fil-A-affiliated location which, per their website,  brings "the aloha spirit of the Hawaiian Islands" to the town of Fayetteville, Georgia. Since its opening in 2013, the restaurant boasts a colorful tasting menu (albeit one that doesn't contain much Hawaiian cuisine) and Hawaii-inspired décor. But what makes Truett Luau really stand out is its connection to the one and only Chick-fil-A, as the name "Truett" implies. Indeed, Truett Luau is another restaurant formed and founded by Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy.

Here's the kicker: The restaurant also randomly serves some Chick-fil-A's staples. While Truett's Luau's menu, by and large, differs greatly from Chick-fil-A's –- menu items include fish tacos, calamari, banana pancakes, and pineapple-topped burgers –- there's still a bit of franchise crossover. Chick-fil-A customers will be happy to find Chick-fil-A's signature Original Chicken Sandwich, Chick-n-Minis, and Waffle Potato Fries available to order at Truett's Luau. These seem to pair perfectly with the restaurant's tropical drink menu, including its Pineapple Macadamia Nut Milkshakes, and the Frosted Hawaiian and Frosted Pineapple.

More than just the Chick-fil-A menu

Because Truett's Luau is owned and operated by Chick-fil-A as a company, the restaurant's customer service is pretty on par with its parent franchise — though with a slightly different way of doing things. At Truett's Luau, you'll find the workers dressed in bright tropical Hawaiian shirts and a friendly attitude while working — at least according to the Chick-fil-A website. The same attention-detail training is mirrored at Truett's Luau, where workers boast a similar "my pleasure" ethos. 

Indeed, Truett's Luau leans on its Hawaii-inspired theme in other ways. Customers are greeted with customary alohas and ukuleles as they walk through the doors. "You'll definitely receive the normal A+ customer service at this location, just like all other Chick-Fil-A's," according to the observations and accompanying review made on a blog called Wanderlust with Lisa.

While Truett's Luau might be Truett's second most popular restaurant –- after Chick-fil-A, of course -– it's not the only one. According to Chick-fil-A's website, S. Truett Cathy also founded three additional restaurants before his death in 2014: The Dwarf House, Truett's Luau, and Dwarf Grill. A fourth, Truett's Chick-fil-A, opened in 2017 to commemorate Chick-fil-A's founder.