Ruby’s Opens ’60s-Themed Dinette in Maui’s Whalers Village


Ruby's Dinette

Ruby’s Diner Inc., the Irvine, Calif.-based operator of the iconic 1940s-themed family restaurants, has announced the opening of a 1960s-themed Ruby’s Dinette in the resort town of Lahaina on Maui, with special island-themed menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The new format fast-casual dinette, which debuts tomorrow, June 27, in Whalers Village in the Kaanapali Beach Resort, is a recently introduced concept with design elements inspired by the Googie architecture of Los Angeles coffee shops once popular in the region when Ruby’s founder,Doug Cavanaugh,grew up.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the new Ruby’s Dinette features an interior of wood tones, terrazzo counters, lava lamp, sputnik clock and amoeba-shaped cutouts and circle patterns. Classic posters dating from Maui in the early sixties adorn the walls.

Several island-themed items are on the dinette’s limited menu, which includes Ruby’s favorites such as its famous shakes and malts (each one handmade to order–image attached), classic burgers, all-American sandwiches, fresh salads, and for breakfast, cinnamon roll French toast, an assortment of hot cakes, and egg dishes. Offerings that pay tribute to Hawaii include Pineapple Hot Cakes (pancakes mixed with pineapple and topped with caramel drizzle and coconut sprinkles) and Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate Chip Hot Cakes (featuring Hawaiian macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips). For lunch or dinner, Ruby’s Aloha Burger, with teriyaki glaze and a grilled pineapple ring, and Ahi Burger, with Sriracha mayo and Asian slaw, are sure to be popular local choices, along with new shake flavors that includePiñaColada, Pineapple Banana and POG (pineapple, orange, and guava). Kids menus are available for all meal periods.

Guests at the new Ruby’s Dinette order at a counter and can enjoy their hand-delivered food inside, on the patio or for take-away.

posted by: Eric Fujimori

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