The goodwill outreach to help affected U.S. Federal workers has extended all the way to Hawaii. Hawaii’s largest restaurant chain, L & L Hawaiian Barbecue spread the “Aloha Spirit” to U.S. Federal workers with free meals to over 1,000 people and their immediate family members affected by the U.S. Government Shutdown on Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Those who redeemed the offer received free meals for themselves and their immediate family members at the L & L Hawaiian Barbecue located near the Honolulu International Airport. The outreach was initiated by L & L in response to the continuing news of the adverse effects of the shutdown to the thousands of workers employed by the U.S. Government.
“Our mission at L & L is to bring the cuisine of Hawaii and the Aloha Spirit to the world. We felt it is important to step-up and help the federal workers, especially when so many of them have been affected by the government shutdown. L & L has been fortunate to have the support of the community. This was a chance for us to live our mission and give back to those who have supported us for so long in their time of need,” says Elisia Flores, Chief Financial Officer of L & L Hawaii.
Founded and based in Hawaii, L & L Hawaii has popularized the Asian-fusion cuisine of Hawaii known as the Hawaiian “plate lunch” throughout the world. Its owners, Johnson Kam and Eddie Flores, Jr. continue to use the vehicle of L & L to bring the comfort food of Hawaii and the warm spirit of Aloha across the United States with nearly 200 locations. L & L has locations in Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Florida, and New York and two locations internationally in Japan. The franchise has consistently been ranked among the top franchisees in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” listing.