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Jimmy Hula's thrives with casual vibe

hillsevbiz012916: Owner Troy Bish and his son-in-law, general manager Jesse Lambert of Jimmy Hula's have brought the Orlando-based restaurant to Brandon with more Tampa Bay area locations planned for the future. Known for their fish tacos and burgers, Jimmy Hula's has opened in the former Estella's location on State Road 60. Photo by Eric Vician

hillsevbiz012916: Owner Troy Bish and his son-in-law, general manager Jesse Lambert of Jimmy Hula's have brought the Orlando-based restaurant to Brandon with more Tampa Bay area locations planned for the future. Known for their fish tacos and burgers, Jimmy Hula's has opened in the former Estella's location on State Road 60. Photo by Eric Vician

BRANDON — Whether you try the VooDoo fish taco drizzled in mango salsa, the Burnt Reynolds burger with chips and an egg inside or an ear of crack'd corn smothered in cream, don't forget the napkins at Jimmy Hula's.

The Orlando-based restaurant, with a menu chock-full of handheld munchies, opened at the former Estella's location (312 E Brandon Blvd.) this month.

The company plans to bring more to the Tampa Bay area in the coming months.

Jimmy Hula's aims to deliver your tacos, sandwiches and burgers to the table within six to eight minutes. Franchisee Troy Bish, along with his wife, daughter and son-in-law Jesse Lambert, the general manager, make up part of the 30-plus staff.

Bish lived out of a hotel for seven months while finishing the build-out. Before he left southwest Florida, he harvested a friend's bamboo field near the Everglades to provide some of the decor. He also signed a long-term lease because he believes in the concept.

"We know what we got," he said. "We are not a restaurant. We're a culture. We're a vibe."

Customers will be able to partake in raffles every four to six months for prizes such as bicycles and surfboards. Jimmy Hula's also offers a stand-alone shave ice desert station.

For more information, visit jimmyhulas.com.

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