LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Pepeluali, or February if you’re from the mainland, is Hawaiian Language Month, and of course, Zippy’s is celebrating.

Zippy’s proudly supports the normalization, preservation, and perpetuation of the Hawaiian language. That’s why it’s once again translating its entire menu into ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i, the native island language, and teaching guests how to read it.

Throughout February, the restaurant will offer in-person, introductory-level Hawaiian language lessons in select Hawaii and Las Vegas locations. Kumu (teacher) Jonah Kahanuola Solatorio will teach grammar rules, proper pronunciation, and sentence structure.

Space for these classes is limited, so interested guests and their ohana (family) must register their spot.

Zippy’s ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i Lessons

  • Friday, February 16, 2024; 7-8 pm at Zippy’s Hiring Center, 4590 S. Hualapai Way
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024; 4-5 pm at Zippy’s Hiring Center
  • Sunday, February 18, 2024; 4-5 pm at Zippy’s Hiring Center

“Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi is about fostering a deeper connection to Hawaii. We are thrilled to partner with Kumu Solatorio and Kea Peters as this will allow us to share the beauty of our home through ‘ono (delicious) food, thoughtful designs inspired by the islands, and the language of Hawaii, with our community and beyond,” said Paul Yokata, the president Zippy’s parent company, FCH Enterprises Inc.


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