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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, February 27, 2012

Wahoo’s Opens on UCSB Campus

Location Demonstrates the Company’s Continued California Growth

Wahoo’s Fish Taco, a community mainstay and worldwide pop culture phenomenon since 1988, today announced the opening of its new location at the University of California Santa Barbara.


Located on campus at UC Santa Barbara’s University Center at Campus Point, the new restaurant will offer all of Wahoo’s distinctive menu items like the Maui Bowl, Banzai Burrito and of course, the original fish taco. The company’s UC Santa Barbara location is scheduled to open Tuesday, February 21.

“Since Santa Barbara is known for its surf culture, we knew that Wahoo’s would be a perfect place for study breaks and post-surf and skate gatherings,” said Wing Lam, co-founder and CEO of Wahoo’s. “Students and staff will love our Mexican-Brazilian-Asian menu, which we plan to bring to other California college campuses.”

The company also has a restaurant located at UC Irvine and the University of Southern California, and is scheduled to open its newest restaurant, located at 234 W. Chapman Ave. in Orange, Calif., several blocks away from Chapman University, the week of February 13.

“Moving away from Orange County to Santa Barbara was really exciting for me, but I was disappointed when I realized my favorite restaurant wasn’t that close by,” said Ashley Carr, a third-year student at UC Santa Barbara and Orange County transplant. “But finally, it’s coming my way and now I get to eat Wahoo’s at my own school!”

For more information about Wahoo’s or its franchise program, e-mail my.wahoos@wahoos.com or call 949-631-3433.

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 56 locations throughout California, Colorado, Texas and Hawaii. To learn more about Wahoo’s Fish Taco, please visit www.Wahoos.com.

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