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Carol Chang

Waipio Restaurant Letting Customers Name Their Own Price

Inspired by the good care their infant daughter received at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, the Fatboy restaurant owners are wiping out set prices for all of March to help the hospital.

Between now and March 31, on Tuesdays and Sundays, owners Carroll and Rariyo Ung are “erasing” prices and letting customers name their own price for orders. Then all proceeds over cost will be matched by Fatboy’s and donated directly to Kapiolani Health Foundation.

The Ungs own five Oahu eateries, including one on Ka Uka Boulevard in Waipio, near Costco. Known for their “high-end” plate lunch experience, the diners also serve customers on Keeaumoku Street, at Pali Golf Course, in Kailua town and at Koko Marina Center in Hawaii Kai.

The business monicker is Carroll Ung’s childhood nickname.

Shortly after birth at Kapiolani, the Ungs’ daughter Leah was found to have a critically low blood platelet count, Ung explained, but the hospital staff’s care saw her through to become the thriving 2-year-old she is today.

“I can’t express how capable, professional and comforting the doctors and staff were during such a stressful time for our family,” he said. “We will always be grateful to Kapiolani and we wanted to give back.”

For more information, contact the Waipio restaurant at 680-7520.

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