Eddie Flores, Jr.
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
It's good to have my children bring me new ideas that I can learn from so I can improve my business and expand my operations.
About the Entrepreneur
In 1976, Eddie Flores, Jr. and his business partner purchased a small restaurant called L&L Drive Inn® for $20,000 as a gift to his mother. Over the last 40 years, Eddie has turned L&L Hawaiian Barbeque into a multimillion-dollar franchise with close to 200 locations throughout the U.S., New Zealand, China, Indonesia, Guam and Japan. L&L has been recognized on a local and national level as an industry leader. In 2002, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue® was named one of the “50 Regional Powerhouse Chains” by Nation’s Restaurant News. Entrepreneur magazine also ranked L&L’s parent company, L&L Franchise, Inc., at No. 165 in the top 500 U.S. franchises in 2005.