Marana is getting its first Hawaiian restaurant next month when Mama's Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue opens in a 2,000-square-foot space at 8300 N. Thornydale Road.

The restaurant, in Marana's Cortaro Plaza anchored by Basha's supermarket, will be Mama's third location. It opened its first on East Speedway near the University of Arizona in 2010 and a sister restaurant in Sahuarita last year.

Mama's serves a menu of Hawaiian island specialties many of them flecked with pineapples including a chicken salad and a tantalizing pineapple salsa.

See more restaurant news in Thursday's Caliente.