A Chick-fil-A with all the feels of Hawaii!! What’s not to like, right? 🌺 🥥 🍍
Truett’s Luau is a Hawaiian-themed Chick-fil-A located in Fayetteville, Georgia. For Chick-fil-A fans visiting Atlanta or passing through Atlanta, it makes for a super fun stop!
And that is exactly what my Chick-fil-A-loving family of 5 recently did! On a road trip back home from a vacation in the mountains of North Carolina, we stopped here to check out the one and only Hawaiian-themed Chick-fil-A!
It’s my pleasure to share with you our experience here at Truett’s Luau!
Truett’s Luau Hours & Location
At Truett’s Luau, you can choose either sit-down, counter, or drive-thru service.
Truett’s Luau is open Monday-Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 6:30 AM until 9:00 pm. Just like all other Chick-fil-A restaurants, they are closed on Sundays.
Truett’s Luau Address:
600 Lanier Ave W Ste 103
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Truett’s Luau Atmosphere
Truett’s Luau has no obvious signage or wordage indicating it’s a Chick-fil-A from the outside. If you didn’t know any better, you would have no idea this place is a Chick-fil-A.
In front of the restaurant is a huge waterfall setting the stage for what awaits you inside this Hawaiian-themed Chick-fil-A.
Upon walking into Truett’s Luau you will feel like you have been transported to a far-away island.
Not only because of the amazing decor but because of the smell. And it’s not the smell of food I’m talking about here, but the strong smell of coconuts they have pumping throughout the restaurant. It is no doubt they really want to make you feel like you have stepped foot in Hawaii here!
In the entryway you’ll see many island-themed decorations including plants, tiki columns, and ukeleles. There’s also a brightly colored cycle rickshaw you can sit in that would make for a great photo opp.
One thing I thought was kind of strange though was an alligator statue on one of the shelves. There are definitely no alligators in Hawaii!
Placed near the entryway is a xylophone and lots of ukuleles which they encourage you to play!
🌺 ✈️ Thinking of a Hawaiian vacation? Be sure to check out Oahu vs Maui: Which Hawaiian Island Is Best for You?
Full-Service Sit-Down Dining Atmosphere
To the right of the entrance is the full-service dining area. This area definitely gives me Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort vibes. If you’ve ever been to the Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World, you will know exactly what I’m talking about here. And I absolutely love the vibe of this Disney resort, so needless to say I love the atmosphere here!
Counter-Service Dining Atmosphere
To the left of the entrance is where you will go for the classic Chick-fil-a counter service restaurant. The walls here are decorated with surfboards and other island decor.
Outside Dining Area Atmosphere
The outside dining area has a waterfall and lots of seating. There’s no playground at Truett’s Luau but it is still a great place to relax and let the kids explore.
Truett’s Luau Menu (Hawaiian-Themed Chick-fil-A Menu)
Now let’s get to the good stuff…the food at Truett’s Luau!!
The drive-thru and counter service restaurant at Truett’s Luau both serve all of the classic Chick-fil-A items plus some of the specialty menu items including tropical nuggets, fish tacos, the Frosted Hawaaian, and the Frosted Pineapple.
However, if you want to get the full experience of the Hawaiian-themed Chick-fil-A and the full menu, you must go to the sit-down service side (full service) of Truett’s Luau.
The menu on the full-service side is huge! And it’s definitely quite different than the normal Chick-fil-A menu. They still have your classic menu items, but also lots and lots of other unique items to choose from.
Here are some of Truett’s Luau menu items inspired by the Hawaiian islands that you will not find at any other Chick-fil-A!
- Lava Rocks
- Big Kahuna Fries
- Tropical Nuggets
- Crispy Calamari
- Kalua Pork Nachos
- Kalua Pork Sandwich
- Island Chicken Salad Sandwich
- Mahi-Mahi Sandwich
- Luau Fish Sandwich
- Aloha Fish Sandwich
- Pua’a Burger
- Citrus Chicken Sanwich
- Truett’s Luau Burger
- Kalua Pork Tacos
- Pineapple Chicken Tacos
- Fried Cod Tacos
- Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos
- Loco Moco
- Tropical Chick-n-Minis Breakfast
- Hash Brown Scramble Tacos
- Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes
- Buttermilk Pancake Breakfast
- Blueberry Pancakes
- Luau Cole Slaw
- Jasmine Rice
- Sweet Potato Waffle Fries
- Pineapple Fried Rice
- Stir-Fry Vegetables
- Roasted Red Potatoes
- Frosted Pineapple
- Frosted Hawaaian
- Add bubble to your beverage- mango or strawberry
- Speciality Tea Pot
- Hawaiian Bread Pudding
- Pineapple Macadamia Nut Milkshake
Did I make you hungry? The menu looks pretty amazing, right? 😋 Or is it? Keep reading to find out exactly what my family and I thought about the food here at Truett’s Luau.
Our Experience at Truett’s Luau
So, let me first give you a little background on my family of 5. We love Chick-fil-A and frequently go through our local drive-thru at least a few times a week.
It’s one of the few foods my teenage daughter will eat, so we have to squeeze it in whenever we can! 🤣
So, in traveling to Asheville, North Carolina from the Mobile, Alabama area I thought it would be fun to check out not only this Hawaiian-themed Chick-fil-A, but The Hapeville Dwarf House (the original Chick-fil-A). We stopped at The Hapeville Dwarf House on the way to Asheville and Truett’s Luau on the way home from Asheville.
Our Full-Service Sit-Down Experience at Truett’s Luau
When arriving at Truett’s Luau we checked in with the host and were told it would be a 20-minute wait for a table. However, the restaurant was basically empty, so I guess they didn’t have enough wait staff working that day.
We were ok waiting though because we wanted the full experience; that’s why we were there after all.
After sitting down, we ordered our drinks and appetizers. My youngest son ordered the Frosted Hawaiian. I tried a few sips of it and oh my, it was so delicious! Plus, it came in a super cute tiki cup.
For appetizers, we ordered the Big Kahuna Fries and Tropical Nuggets. It took our appetizers quite some time to come out, but they were also super delicious, especially the tropical nuggets!
We ordered our main entrees and they took quite some time to come out also.
For our meals, my husband, youngest son, and I all ordered the grilled mahi-mahi tacos. I ordered the luau cole slaw to go with it and of course, my husband ordered the sweet potato waffle fries. He never passes up a chance to order sweet potato waffle fries.
As far as the grilled mahi-mahi tacos; they were just ok.
My oldest son ordered the pork sandwich, which he enjoyed and my picky teenage daughter ordered her typical Chick-fil-A nuggets and waffle fries.
Our Counter-Service Experience at Truett’s Luau
We wanted to try dessert, but it was taking so long that we decided to place a mobile order to pick up at the counter-service part of the restaurant. Well, guess what, that took forever too!
We ordered the macadamia nut cookie and Pineapple Macadamia Nut Milkshake and they were both delicious!
And you can’t leave Truett’s Luaua without buying a souvenir. At least when you have kids right? My youngest son who is 10 just had to have a Truett’s Luau t-shirt.
Would I Visit This Hawaiian-Themed Chick-fil-A Again?
Even though the service wasn’t the greatest and we had to wait a long time to sit down and get our food, I would definitely visit Truett’s Luau again! The unique and fun theming of the restaurant plus the delicious food definitely made up for the slow service.
Who knows, it could have just been an off day. But even so, I would definitely go back and I highly recommend to all of you Chick-fil-A fans to visit Truett’s Luau.
Truett’s Luau, also known as the Hawaiian Chick-fil-A serves a menu different than you’ll find at any other Chick-fil-A. Some things you’ll find here include fish tacos, pork sandwiches, tropical nuggets, sweet potato waffle fries, Frosted Pineapples, and Frosted Hawaiians. The decor in the restaurant also makes you feel like you have stepped foot in Hawaii.
According to Chick-fil-A’s website, Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A visited Hawaii once and loved it so much that he wanted to bring Hawaii to Fayetteville. And that is just what he did!
The Hawaiian Chick-fil-A is called Truett’s Luau because it was named after the founder of Chick-fil-A, Truett Cathy. Truett’s Luau was Truett Cathy’s last project and it opened when he was 92 years old.
Truett’s Luau is an S. Truett Cathy Brand restaurant. Truett Cathy is the founder of Chick-fil-A. Other S. Truett Cathy Brand restaurants include Truett’s Grill, The Hapeville Dwarf House, Truett’s Chick-fil-A, and The Dwarf House.
Final Thoughts: Truett’s Luau
If you’re a Chick-fil-A lover, Truett’s Luau is a must-stop-and-see restaurant. It’s a Chick-fil-A experience like no other!
If you find yourself in the Atlanta area, don’t miss your chance of experiencing this unique and fun-themed restaurant!
And make sure to order the Tropical Nuggets and a Frosted Hawaiian!