Wahoo's Fish Taco Turns 20 - Thousands of Fish Taco Fanatics Attend Celebration
Highlights Included Super Star Ryan Sheckler, Twenty-Cent Tacos and Raffle Prizes
COSTA MESA, Calif.--(Business Wire)-- Wahoo`s Fish Taco, a community mainstay and worldwide pop culture phenomenon since 1988, kicked off its 20 year milestone this Sunday, Feb. 22 with a celebration at the original restaurant in Costa Mesa, Calif. Several thousand fish taco fanatics rushed the doors to enjoy $0.20 tacos and raffle prizes from some of the top action sports companies. Hosted by Wahoo`s founders, Wing Lam, Ed Lee and Mingo Lee the event also include special guest celeb skater, Ryan Sheckler.
"We are overwhelmed by the enormous turnout, when we started Wahoo`s it was all about bringing our love of surf and food together to create something unique we could share with our family and friends," says Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo`s. "We had no idea we`d still be around 20 years later, with more than 50 locations. This event was a way to celebrate and thank our loyal customers. Without them Wahoo`s would not be the success it is today."
To celebrate the big 2-0, Wahoo`s founders served up an amazing party. Sheckler`s visit was just one of the highlights. The first 200 guests also won gifts including skateboards, shoes, watches and sunglasses from several top action sports companies including Etnies, Famous Stars and Straps, Matix, Bear Mountain, Signal Snowboards, Beach Works, Vestal and Jada Toys. Other prizes also included gift cards and merchandise courtesy of Wahoo`s.
In addition, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan R. Mansoor joined founders Wing Lam, Ed Lee, and Mingo Lee for an official ribbon cutting at the Costa Mesa restaurant.
During the past two decades, Wahoo`s has perfected its eclectic Mexican/Brazilian/Asian menu delivered with a Hawaiian North Shore vibe. Its signature fish taco, which hasn`t changed since day one, has become a favorite among the restaurant`s loyal customers - and a catalyst for the chain`s continued expansion. There are currently franchise locations throughout California, Colorado, Texas and Hawaii.
About Wahoo`s Fish Taco:
Founded by brothers Wing Lam, Ed Lee and Mingo Lee, Wahoo`s Fish Taco, a community mainstay and worldwide pop culture phenomenon, has been serving up its eclectic Mexican-Brazilian-Asian menu since 1988. Celebrated for its fresh food, pro-athlete support and charity involvement, Wahoo`s is recognized across multiple states for its sticker-covered walls. During the past two decades, the restaurant chain has grown to include more than 50 locations throughout California, Colorado, Texas and Hawaii.