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First person in line waits 15 hours for L&L plate lunch deal

The line to purchase 76-cent plate lunches stretched out onto the sidewalk The line to purchase 76-cent plate lunches stretched out onto the sidewalk
Rod Nakamatsu was first in line Rod Nakamatsu was first in line
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Thousands of people lined up for 76-cent plate lunches from L&L Hawaiian Barbecue at its annual celebration on Tuesday.

The local eatery's Keeaumoku location held the event to commemorate the chain's 39th anniversary.

In all, event organizers estimate about 2,300 people lined up for the special-priced lunches. They say this was the biggest turnout in the ten years that they have been holding this celebration.

Rod Nakamatsu has attended the anniversary sale every year. “I just like the deals," he said. "This is the seventh year out of the ten that I was number one in line,” said Nakamatsu, who waited in line for 15 hours.

Those who were in line before 9 a.m. were also entered in a raffle drawing. Paul Sueoka was the lucky winner and received a year supply of free food from L&L.

All proceeds from the event went toward Goodwill Hawaii's mission to support those in need of employment.

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