Zippy’s Restaurants recently announced it’s temporarily shelving plans for a Las Vegas location due to the COVID-19 shutdown.
The Las Vegas Zippy’s would’ve been the company’s first location outside Hawaii. The plan was originally for the restaurant to open in late 2020.
Zippy’s has a lot of die-hard fans in Las Vegas, many of them Hawaii transplants. Las Vegas is sometimes referred to as the “ninth island.” Because Hawaii has eight islands, if you don’t count the atolls, islets and seamounts.
Calling Las Vegas the “ninth seamount” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
Another fun fact: Hawaii was originally called the Sandwich Islands. In an amazing twist, Zippy’s serves sandwiches. Ah, the circularity of the universe.
When we first heard the Zippy’s news, we assumed the plug was being pulled entirely, but the president of the company said, “We have already made a substantial real estate investment in Las Vegas, so we are definitely coming to the market.”
This will come as a great relief to those of us who hunger for a Zippy’s plate lunch. (We grew up in Hawaii. We are just full of fun facts today.)
When it finally arrives, Zippy’s will be located at the corner of Badura Ave. and Montessouri St., wherever that might be. It’s actually in southwest Las Vegas, just off the I-215, just off Rainbow Blvd.
Zippy’s will be a 7,000-square-foot restaurant, take-out and retail bakery. There will be an addition 12,000-square-foot central kitchen and bakery.
Here’s more about the Zippy’s news on the company’s official Web site.
No new opening date for Zippy’s has been announced, but that pretty much goes for everything in Las Vegas at the moment. COVID-19 can suck it.