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Byron's Drive-In serves its last burgers and slush

By Gary T. Kubota

LAST UPDATED: 08:26 p.m. HST, Feb 28, 2013

Photo Gallery: Byron's last day

Scores of Hawaii residents said goodbye today to a drive-in restaurant that’s been open for 47 years.

Customers stood in long lines for hours at Byron's Drive-In near the Honolulu International Airport on its last day of business for their final bite of the popular shrimp burger and other favorite foods, along with a slush drink.

The restaurant was also popular for its burgers slathered with customer-favorite red or yellow sauces.

It’s scheduled to close at 10 p.m., or when the food runs out.

The family of the late founder Andy Y.Y. Wong said the restaurant lease to the property ended and the landowner plans to redevelop it.

Byron's is the last remaining eatery owned by the companies launched by the late Andy Wong and wife Marian in 1954, when they bought Leon's Tavern in Kailua.

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Maneki_Neko wrote:
Shortly after closing, cockroaches the size of small dogs were seen leaving the scene.
on February 28,2013 | 05:31PM
808warriorfan wrote:
I wish they would open another Byron's ..... best cheeseburgers in town .....
on February 28,2013 | 06:33PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Lved the beef curry!
on February 28,2013 | 07:42PM
Mahina808 wrote:
Good luck to the Wong Ohana. It is so sad to see so many of these local families close their popular restaurants. First, Andy's closes, then The Chowder House and now Byron's. They made the BEST chowder! Mrs. Wong, hope to see you at The Cal soon. Enjoy your free time, you all worked SO, SO hard over the years delivering some of Hawaii's best seafood at an affordable price for the whole Ohana.
on February 28,2013 | 09:20PM
agumakiki wrote:
anada one bites da dust ! ! :(
on March 1,2013 | 12:40AM
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