Islands Restaurants, known for their signature burgers, ice-cold drinks and laid-back beachy atmosphere are celebrating their 40th Anniversary this summer. The 40th celebration rolls through the summer with throwback uniforms, the return of a cult-classic burger at a throwback price, two giveaways, an exclusive Islands beer, 40 days of giveaways on social media and more. Guests can visit any of the 42 locations to celebrate 40 years of Islands.
After a long day of surfing in the 60’s, the founder of Islands Restaurants stepped off the beaches of Oahu, looking for a juicy burger, a hot basket of fries, and an ice-cold drink. 20 years later, he took inspiration from those island surf sessions and brought that same craving-inspired menu to Southern California, opening the first Islands Restaurant in 1982. Now 40 years later, Islands Restaurants are still true to the original vision, serving fine burgers and drinks throughout California and Arizona.
To celebrate this milestone, Islands team members will be wearing throwback uniforms all summer and the fan-favorite, Islands Heat Wave Burger is back on the menu for a limited time. The Islands Heat Wave Burger is topped with grilled serrano chilies, grilled green chilies, melted pepper jack cheese, and spicy mayo for an extra kick. On July 21st, the Islands Heat Wave Burger will be available at a special price of $4.40 for the first 100 guests per Islands location. Guests will be invited to sign up for the free Islands rewards club to enjoy the offer.
Brewed to pair perfectly with the anniversary Heat Wave Burger, guests can cool down with an Islands Sunny Blonde Ale. This exclusive Islands Sunny Blonde Ale is smooth with a crisp finish and a refreshing ode to one of Islands’ past fan favorites. It is a perfect ice-cold beer on a hot sunny day. For those looking for something bright and fruity to quench their thirst, the Watermelon Margarita is back and available just in time for National Watermelon Month (July) and will be served in a special Islands 40th Anniversary glass.
Guests are encouraged to embrace ‘island time’ when dining at Islands by taking a break from busy schedules and smartphones, and enjoying the company of their table over a great meal and some conversation-starting trivia. Islands has created new 40th Anniversary trivia coasters that will be available at every table for families and friends to log off and test their Islands knowledge.
The fun continues with three giveaways this summer, the first being a getaway for two to Catalina Island that will include round-trip boat tickets, hotel stay and vouchers. The second will be a Beach Cruiser giveaway at each of the 42 Islands locations with two bikes per store for guests to win. Raffle tickets will be available in-store only, and winners will be announced on August 30th. For the third giveaway, it wouldn’t be a proper Islands anniversary celebration without 40 Days of Giveaways. Later this summer, guests will have the opportunity to win prizes such as Islands gift cards, beach towels, trucker hats and more to add to their collection of Islands merch. One winner will be picked daily via Islands social media channels.
To keep up with Islands 40th Anniversary specials, giveaways and more, visit www.islandsrestaurants.com and follow along on Twitter/Instagram at @islandsburgers.