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L & L Hawaiian Barbecue opens at Ala Moana Beach Park

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

By: Taylor Preza

Popular local restaurant franchise L&L has taken over the Ala Moana Beach Park concessions, and just in time for the busy Fourth of July weekend. 
This Saturday, July 4, over 45,000 beach-goers and park users are expected for the Annual Fourth of July fireworks show over Magic Island. That means a lot of potential business for the newly opened stand. 
Located at the Magic Island concession stand, L & L is open for limited hours between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.. It  even has plans in place to slowly expand its hours to eventually open at 6 a.m. starting July 11. 
L & L Chief Operating Officer Bryan Andaya explains how perfect the new location is. 
"A plate lunch can not only be satisfying and fun for you but also 'good' for you, especially when enjoyed with fresh sea breezes and beautiful scenery after enjoying your favorite hobby, whether it be surfing, paddling, tennis, jogging, or simply doing nothing," said Andaya.
There will even be the chain's healthier menu of plate lunches, which includes brown rice and freshly tossed greens at less than 400 calories for a complete meal. 
Calorie information for all regular menu items will also be on display. 
Catering will also be offered, making it convenient for gatherings at the park along with a limited supply of ice cubes and bottled water. 
Many are excited about the opening such as L & L President and CEO Eddie Flores. 
"We are looking forward to partnering with the City and County of Honolulu to afford more options for users of one of Oahu's premier beach parks. Kicking it off with the July Fourth weekend makes it even more exciting," stated Flores. 
Commemoration of the opening will be held on Saturday, July 4 at 12:15 p.m. 
L & L is slated to open the second concession stand near the Ewa end of the park by the end of summer after renovations. 
The Hawaiian Barbecue restaurant franchise currently has about 200 locations in 12 U.S. states and three countries. 
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