October 10th at 10:10 am
Our opening in Las Vegas is only a few days away and we’re so excited to finally be able to welcome you inside! Here’s more information on what to expect on the opening day and beyond.
Ready for the event? Here are important information to prepare for the grand opening!
There are many people who want to be first in line for Zippy’s, but please, no reserving a place in line with your slippahs! We will allow people to line up starting at 6:00 am on Tuesday, October 10th. No one will be allowed on the property to park or stand in line before then. But, please note that our onsite security team will be allowing Zippy’s team members onto the property throughout the morning.
Can’t make it in person but don’t want to miss out on the fun? Join us as we’ll be livestreaming the event on our social media channels on 10/10 at 9:30 am PST (6:30 am Hawaii Time). Be a part of the celebration from the comfort of your own home and don’t miss out on this unforgettable event!
Please review the attached maps for directions on traffic flow and drop off maps. Parking in the Zippy’s lot will be reserved exclusively for those with valid ADA placards.
The BEST way to get to Zippy’s is via a rideshare app, or, getting someone to drop you off. There will be a special area in front of Zippy’s for rideshare drop-off and pick-up, as well as a place that kupuna (elders) can be dropped off as their rides find parking elsewhere.
Please park only where allowed. Neighboring properties are unable to accommodate parking and have stated that they will be towing unauthorized vehicles. We’re trying to discourage parking in nearby businesses’ parking lots as well.
MENU AT OPENING
The menu at Zippy’s is far larger than most restaurants – we have about 150 menu items! So, it takes time to train everyone on how to take the orders and make the food. When we open on Tuesday, we will be offering a majority of our menu items, but not everything. Don’t worry, this first phase of our menu is a “Greatest Hits” menu – your favorites are probably on there, like the Zip Pac®, Korean Fried Chicken, chili and our famous Apple Napple® and Dobash Cake, along with many more items. Every month or so, we will release a new phase of the menu until we are up to a full menu by early 2024. Learn more about what will be available now and in the future by visiting our special Las Vegas page.
HOURS OF OPERATION
One of the biggest questions is if Zippy’s will be open 24-hours. We hope to get there within a few months as we ramp up our operations.
For now, our hours are: Tuesday, 10/10 ONLY: 6:00am – 10:00pm Wednesday 10/11 and beyond: 6:00am – 12:00 Midnight
We will let you know when are able to expand our hours.
Services like online ordering and our loyalty program, Zipster Rewards, and delivery via third-party services will be available in early 2024. To ensure a positive experience for everyone, we encourage you to visit our Badura store in-person, where no one can “skip the line” by using one of the alternative ordering options. In early Q1 of next year, we intend to turn these services on for everyone, so please visit our special Las Vegas page or watch for emails like this one!
Zippy’s Las Vegas FAQs
When is Zippy’s opening in Las Vegas
Where is it located?
I want to work at Zippy’s - what kind of pay and benefits do you offer?
We want you to work at Zippy’s! View all of our open positions at zippys.com/careers. Pay is competitive with other restaurants, and our benefits include paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, free duty meals, a 401(k) plan, employee discounts and so much more! Most importantly, we are still a family business and many of our executives know our staff personally and enjoy interacting with the frontline. However, we are big enough that we can offer large company benefit plans, opportunities for advancement, and development to those that seek it. Quite simply, we offer the best of both worlds: a personalized concern for staff members and entrepreneurial spirit of a smaller company, while still being big enough to offer strongly competitive pay, benefits, and chances for advancement.
What took you guys so long?! We’ve been waiting for years!
Vegas has been patiently waiting for Zippy’s! When we first announced our intentions to open in the valley in 2018, we had hoped to open in 2020. We all know what happened. Like so many restaurants, we were hit hard by the pandemic and we had to pivot to ensuring that our core business in Hawaii was stable. While it wasn’t easy, we were able to make it out of the pandemic leaner and meaner – but we got caught behind a global supply chain shortage of construction materials. Long story short, we wanted to be open sooner, but here we are now!
Are you opening more locations in Vegas
We are looking at more locations to serve all the residents of Las Vegas. No firm decisions have been made about any particular location at this time, but we will use zippys.com/lasvegas to make any announcements of new locations. Right now, we are focused on getting our first location and central kitchen up to speed.
We want a Zippy’s in our city! Are you opening locations outside of Las Vegas?
Right now, we are focused on ensuring a successful operation in Las Vegas. Other cities in the Continental U.S. will be considered at a later date.
What about other locations in Hawaii, such as on Kauai or in Kailua-Kona?
We are always considering new locations in our home state. At this time, the correct mix of timing, available locations, and other business considerations haven’t yet presented themselves. We will continue to evaluate new business opportunities in Hawaii.
Can I buy a Zippy’s franchise?
All Zippy’s stores are company-owned and we do not franchise at this time.
Currently, you don’t ship your frozen retail boxes in the mail. Will you do so once the Las Vegas location is open since it will be on the continent?
All of our frozen retail boxed products, like our chilis and soups, are produced exclusively in our Hawaii production facility, which is certified by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) specifically for us to ship our frozen products across state lines and to sell them in other retail outlets. Because of the stringent production regulations, and the expense associated with it, only our Hawaii facility will produce the retail boxes of Zippy’s menu items. A positive side-effect of this is that all of our retail chilis are made with 100% Hawaii-sourced ground beef! We support buying from within the state of Hawaii as much as possible, and we work with ranchers and meat processors to get the freshest all-local ground beef in Hawaii. The next time you purchase a retail box of chili at a store in the continental U.S. you are supporting Hawaii’s local cattle industry.