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July 3, 2017
Story By: Christina O Connor | Photos by: Christina O'Connor
A local favorite for more than 40 years, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue now has about 50 locations throughout the state.
As director of marketing Brandon Dela Cruz sees it, the secret to the company’s staying power is simple: “We have good local food, and we are fairly ubiquitous across the island,” he says. “You can get our food within 15 minutes to half an hour, anywhere you are on the island.”
When it comes to celebrating special occasions, L&L offers a wide selection of catering options that are sure to be crowd-pleasers. It’s perfect, Dela Cruz says, for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Most of the eatery’s menu items are available in party trays; some of the most popular catered items include Poke, Lau Lau, Hamburger Streak, Chicken Katsu and Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken.
To place orders for Fourth of July, you should call two days in advance — so call today.
With fireworks going off in the evening, Ala Moana Beach Park is always a popular gathering spot for Independence Day. But even if you’re not throwing a party and just want to grab a bite and head down to the beach, L&L has got you covered. With a location inside the park, you can grab items like Barbecue Chicken Bowl (prices vary per location). The dish features L&L’s signature barbecue chicken in its house marinade, served over rice and with steamed veggies.
“It’s cooked to order — it’s not sitting there waiting to be served,” Dela Cruz says. “You can really taste the difference because it’s fresh.”
HEALTHY HOLIDAY FARE
If you’re trying to eat right this holiday weekend, there’s L&L Hawaiian Barbecue’s Healthier Garlic Shrimp (prices vary per location), which comes with garlic shrimp over a generous helping of greens, and one scoop of brown rice.
“The garlic shrimp is flash-fried pieces of shrimp with butter and garlic,” says Brandon Dela Cruz, director of marketing for L&L.
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Ala Moana Beach Park (Across From Magic Island)
Daily, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.