Continuing our series on Polynesian entrepreneurs connected to Utah, we introduce Seven Brothers, a unique burger restaurant that has seen explosive growth this past year. It was founded by Art and Peggy Hannemann, and their seven sons, who hail from Kahuku, Hawaii.

See parts one, two, three, four, five, and six, of the series.

June 26, 2024, Odgen, Salt Lake City, and Farmington, Utah

In 2009, Art and Peggy Hannemann wanted to start a family-run enterprise that could include their seven sons: Seth, Seek, Shez, Shem, Max, Spencer, and Sterling. They also wanted to serve their community. So they came up with the idea of creating a unique burger restaurant that featured a blend of warmth, relaxation, and a hint of beachside paradise. 

In 2022, the Hannemann's decided to experiment with franchising. On February 12, 2024, Seven Brothers brought their restaurant to Utah and established their first location in Pleasant Grove accompanied with a grand celebration.

Seven Brothers in Pleasant Grove - 1427 W. State St

"We are extremely excited about our location in Pleasant Grove,” said Seth Hannemann, (brother number 3). “Seven Brothers Burgers can’t wait to share the Hawaiian experience and food with everyone. Our PG location is an easy escape to paradise right at the town’s finger tips."

The company has restaurants in Provo, Saratoga Springs, and as of February, Pleasant Grove. Seven Brothers has been rapidly expanding its footprint with several new locations in Utah that opened this month:

  • Farmington at 1060 Park Lane Suite #3. It opened June 3, 2024.
  • Salt Lake City/City Creek at 55 West South Temple. It opened on June 8, 2024. 
  • Ogden at 6658 S 2500 E, at the crossroads of the South Weber and Uintah communities, just north of the intersection of I-84 and Highway 89, and not far from the headquarters of Beehive Cheese. It opened on June 17, 2024.

Currently the company has ten restaurants in three states: five in Utah, four in Hawaii, and one in Queen Creek, near Chandler, Arizona. The company plans to open its newest Utah location, Herriman, later this year.

The Hannemann's say they will maintain the same level of family-oriented and quality-driven recipes in each location.

“Since opening a new location and signing a few deals, we’ve had a great start to 2024,’” said Shez Hannemann, Co-Owner of Seven Brothers. “It’s been an exciting journey to share the Hawaiian culture, love and spirit through Seven Brothers. We can’t wait to open even more locations and share the essence of our brand with the rest of the world.”

In the coming months, Seven Brothers plans to open four more restaurants in Utah (St. George, Farmington, Ogden and Salt Lake City). Seven Brothers is actively seeking entrepreneurs interested in expanding their presence across Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, and Utah. The brand has a culture and mission that facilitates a welcoming, easy-going vibe; it’s a unique, energetic and fun concept that immediately differentiates itself from other competing burger concepts. Seven Brothers offers a business model that is synonymous with the meaning of “family” and “Aloha.”

"Our brand employs 3 things: Christ centered, family focused, and passionate about making and serving food that will blow you away,” said Seth Hannemann, Co-Owner of Seven Brothers. “At Seven Brothers, we invite customers to experience a slice of paradise right in their own neighborhoods. Our flavorful creations and relaxed ambiance create an unforgettable dining experience similar to a beachside getaway."

For more information about the new Seven Brothers locations in Utah and elsewhere, visit

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