The Seattle-based restaurant chain Ivar's today is celebrating what would have been the 109th birthday for Ivar Haglund, founder of the restaurant famous for its fish, chips and clams. Today's birthday celebration includes a buy-one-get-one offer and cake at all locations. Read on:
SEATTLE – March 6, 2014 – Another year, another shell-ebration! Ivar’s Seafood Bars and full service restaurants are once again paying tribute to beloved ‘flounder,’ Ivar Haglund, and his would-be 109th birthday with a deep-sea deal. On Tuesday, March 18, all Ivar’s fans who purchase one regularly-priced entrée and wish Ivar “Happy Birthday,” will receive a second entrée of their choice for $1.09 off a special birthday menu. From Ivar’s world-famous fish n’ chips to Asiago-crusted Alaskan halibut, and halibut ‘n chips to grilled Coho salmon, patrons will have their pick of menu favorites. In addition to the birthday discounts, Ivar’s will also treat the first 109 guests to a sweet slice of birthday cake.
Plus, social fans can try their hand at “Ivar’s Great Caper Contest” for the chance to win a $109 gift card good at the patriarch’s chain of seafood restaurants. Ivar Haglund was legendary for his “capers,” or comical stunts, such as clam eating contests, a Christmas walk with Patsy the aquarium’s baby seal, and the clam stamp. Fans can submit a caper that Ivar himself would be proud to call his own. Contest ends Friday, March 21. For full details, go to Ivar’s Facebook page.Find addresses for the Puyallup, Tacoma and Lakewood Ivar's restaurants here.