Burger Restaurant to Open Downtown
Craving a juicy burger made with fresh ingredients? Soon you will have one more option for eating out on Molokai. Rod and Kerrie Felt are opening a new burger joint on the island, appropriately dubbed “Molokai Burger.”
“It will be very simple,” said Rod Felt. “You will probably know what you want before you come in.”
The menu will have shakes, soda, french fries and burgers (of course). Felt said the restaurant’s burgers are going to be made from “premium stuff, the finest you can get.” It will also be fresh, “we won’t even have a freezer,” he said. Local growers are providing produce.
Molokai Burger will also bring the island its first drive-thru. The restaurant is located at the main intersection in Kaunakakai, in front of Molokai Pizza.
Felt and his wife, Kerrie, recently relocated to Molokai after visiting the island for over 15 years. Felt is no amateur when it comes to the restaurant business. Before his latest venture on Molokai, Felt built and operated restaurants for 35 years.
Besides providing a new locale for Molokai’s social scene, the restaurant will help the teenagers in town earn some money. “Our plan is to hire local youth,” Felt said.
Molokai Burger will be celebrating its grand opening in the fall. In the mean time, we would like to extend the Felts a Molokai e komo mai as they transition from long-time visitors to permanent residents.