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Tell Ivar happy birthday, get a discounted order of fish and chips

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on March 18, 2013 at 8:00 am | No Comments »
March 14, 2013 2:53 pm

Fish and chips discount alert – buy an order of fish and chips at any Ivar’s Tuesday, March 19, and you can get a second order for $1.08 to celebrate the restaurant founder’s 108th birthday.

Note: The release says the second entree must be purchased from this birthday menu.

All locations in South Sound are participating. Click here for locations.

Information below from Ivar’s.

SEATTLE – March 6, 2013 – He recently missed having a ferry named in his honor, but Ivar Haglund would have never missed a chance to shell-ebrate with a party! In that spirit, on Tuesday, March 19, all Ivar’s Seafood Restaurants, including Seafood Bars and full service restaurants throughout Washington state, will commemorate what would have been Ivar Haglund’s 108th birthday by offering special $1.08 dining deals in honor of their “flounder.”

As part of Ivar’s annual birthday festivities, throughout the day guests can purchase one full-priced entrée and receive a second entrée from a special birthday menu for just $1.08, simply by exclaiming “Happy Birthday, Ivar” when placing the order. In addition to the birthday discounts, Ivar’s will also treat the first 108 guests at each of its locations to a delicious blueberry birthday cake pop, one of Haglund’s favorite flavors.

Don’t know much about Ivar Haglund? Here’s some background from the company:

Ivar Haglund began the popular restaurant chain bearing his name in 1938, when he opened a fish and chips stand at his Seattle aquarium, which was located on the Waterfront at Pier 3 (now Pier 54). He was well known for his popular radio ditties, as well as his comical stunts such as clam eating contests, taking advantage of a train-car syrup spill, and an Ivar’s clam postage stamp. He passed away in 1985 just shy of his 80th birthday. The history behind Ivar Haglund can be found on Ivar’s website. This year also marks a significant milestone, as it’s the company’s 75th anniversary, with more details revealed later this spring.

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