Ivar's Celebrates Late Founder's 103rd Birthday


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 18, 2008

Ivar's Seafood Restaurants and Fish Bars of Seattle is celebrating late founder Ivar Haglund's 103rd birthday this week.

Tomorrow, Ivar's locations throughout the Pacific Northwest will offer cups of white, red or smoked salmon chowder for $1.03 each.

When Haglund entered the seafood industry by opening a Seattle aquarium in 1938, his first fish stand was an extension of the aquarium to provide visitors a place to dine. Today, there are 24 fast-casual Ivar's Seafood Bars, three Fish Bars in addition to the three full-service restaurants: Ivar's Acres of Clams, Ivar's Salmon House and Ivar's Mukilteo Landing. The company also operates 20 regional stadium concessions.

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