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Zippy’s Rewards Diners with Superb Summer Specials

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July 6, 2014

Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Tony Grillo

As summer brings longer, warmer days, Zippy’s Restaurants has rolled out two refreshing new salads to help diners beat the heat and its accompanying hunger waves.

Zippy’s offers the salads at its dine-in restaurants, including the brand-new Asian Chicken Salad ($9.50, available through July 31). The creation includes grilled chicken breast, cucumbers and char siu atop a bed of tossed greens, garnished with golden fried wun tun pi and fresh Chinese parsley. Diners also may delve into a freshly made Chili Lime Shrimp Salad ($10.95, available through Aug. 31). The popular summer salad features golden fried, breaded shrimp atop a bed of cold saimin and ‘Nalo zip greens, along with tomato wedges, carrots, cucumbers, Chinese parsley and a refreshing chili lime salad dressing.

Diners are reminded that prices may vary at Zippy’s locations across Oahu, Kahului, Maui and Hilo.

“The Chili Lime Shrimp Salad is back by popular demand, and we also wanted to offer our customers something different, something refreshing,” says Jea-nine Mamiya-Kalahiki, marketing manager at Zippy’s Restaurants.

Zippy’s was honored recently with a trio of commendations in the Star-Advertiser‘s annual Hawaii’s Best People’s Choice Awards for serving up the “Best Family Dining,” representing the “Best Late Night Eatery” and offering the “Best Bento,” the latter of which recognizes the iconic Zip Pac. The classic Zip Pac is just $8.95 at the fast-food counter and $10.25 in the dine-in restaurant. The local favorite includes Golden Fried Chicken, Spam, Teriyaki Beef and Breaded Fish atop a bed of rice sprinkled with furikake and garnished with takuan. Zippy’s invites diners to pick up a Zip Pac (or two) and see why it was deemed Hawaii’s Best.

While the calendar reads July, Zippy’s is already in the holiday spirit, and diners reap the benefits via a special “Christmas in July” giveaway to “thank our customers for voting us Hawaii’s Best,” Mamiya-Kalahiki says. Three lucky winners will attend a special luncheon Aug. 9 at Zippy’s Vineyard, during which they will

choose one of three mystery gifts: one valued at $650, another at $700 and a third at $1,450. The winners will open their presents at the luncheon to see which prize they will be headed home with.

In conjunction with this summer giveaway, Zippy’s is offering its popular Chili Frank Plate ($6.95 fast-food/ $7.95 dine-in restaurant, specially priced through July 31), which includes a frank over chili with rice and macaroni salad in the fast-food presentation, and corn in the restaurant. Diners also may choose Chili Plate ($5.75 fast-food/$6.75 dine-in restaurant, specially priced through July 31), featuring Zippy’s famous chili, rice and macaroni salad in the fast-food presentation and corn in the restaurant.

Generations of diners have flocked to Zippy’s in pursuit of delectable desserts, and the eatery has created yet another masterpiece in its Triple Chocolate Waffle ($7.50 at dine-in restaurant only). Throughout July, chocolate lovers can enjoy this breakfast-dessert combo, which boasts Zippy’s famous double cocoa fudge brownie that is chopped up and mixed with a crisp Belgian waffle, then topped with chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and crumbled Melting Moments cookies. While the sweet dish is great to share with friends and family gathered around the table, it is understandable if one chooses to fly solo and polish off the entire serving, which now stands as one of Zippy’s most “chocolatey treats.”

Zippy’s also has partnered with OnoPops to customize special treats with signature items from Napoleon’s Bakery. The distinct flavors of crispy Napple pastries and sweet apple filling are swirled with handmade Hawaiian vanilla ice cream, which includes 100 percent Big Island cream and milk, as well as organic vanilla beans, to make up Hawaiian Vanilla Apple Napple OnoPop ($3.50 each). Waialua Chocolate Dobash OnoPop ($3.50 each) offers rich and fluffy Dobash cake and filling folded into creamy Waialua Estate milk chocolate ice cream, crafted exclusively with Big Island cream and milk, in addition to cacao beans grown on Oahu’s North Shore. Both varieties are available at the McCully, Makiki, Kapahulu, Vineyard, Waipahu, Ewa and Kaneohe fast-food counter locations.

Zippy’s Restaurants

Various locations across Oahu; Kahului, Maui; and Hilo, Hawaii
973-0880 (main office)
Most locations open 24 hours
Prices may vary by location