It's back and even cheaper than before: L&L sells 52-cent plate lunches

Ono... and cheap! L&L Keeaumoku offered 52 cent plate lunches today
Published: Jun. 14, 2018 at 6:37 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 19, 2018 at 2:24 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Chicken katsu, two scoops rice and mac salad. Hungry yet?

Bargain hunters satisfied their plate lunch cravings at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Tuesday with an annual tradition.

Every year, L&L celebrates their humble beginnings with a 76-cent plate lunch special.

It's an annual event that draws a line around the corner and down the street.

This year's celebration was no different. Hundreds line up outside the L&L on Keeaumoku Street inside Walmart to get a cheap plate lunch.

And as if it wasn't already a good deal, the prices of select plate lunches have been lowered to 52 cents to honor the year L&L was originally founded.

"Eddie Flores and Johnson Kam bought L&L in 1976. However, L&L was officially established in 1952 as L&L Dairy in Waimanalo, formed by Robert and Ida Lee. Eddie and Johnson want to celebrate the original founders and the L&L Brand that is known today throughout the world," the company said, in a news release.

Chicken katsu plates, kalua pork and cabbage and hamburger steaks were included in the deal.

The deals ran from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. exclusively at the Keeaumoku location, but it's best to get there as early as you can.

The restaurant says last year's deal day attracted 1,500 customers, some of whom lined up hours in advance. There was no word on how many people bought plate lunches Tuesday.

All proceeds raised from the event will be donated to ongoing volcano relief efforts on Hawaii Island through the American Red Cross.

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