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Dining Out With Toddlers

Great Tips For Dining Out With Toddlers

Dining out with children isn’t easy, especially when your child is a busy little toddler that is all excited and hyper with all the pretty things inside the restaurant.  Plenty of parents stop dining out entirely while their kids are still small.  Babysitters often aren’t an option for many parents who just don’t trust other people with their precious little ones.  They skip out on great food and great outings with friends for years, which is quite sad and lonely.

At Lulu’s Restaurant, we welcome people from all walks of life including your tiny toddler.  Here are a few great tips that will make it much easier to dine at the best chopped-salad restaurant when you bring your child along.

Pick the right place

One of the best things to do when dining out with a toddler is to pick the right place.  Lulu’s is a great place to dine out with your kids because we are entirely family-friendly.  Our restaurant is casual, laid back and the general design of our dining area makes it a relatively quiet place to sit and relax.

Don’t take your toddler out when he or she is tired

Taking a tired child out to dinner is one of the best ways to have the worst time ever.  Toddlers that are tired are fussy, clingy, they cry all the time, they shout, throw tantrums and it is impossible to calm them down.  Make sure your child gets enough nap time before you head out to the restaurant so your little one won’t get out of control.

Bring along a few extras

Kids, in general, cannot sit still for a very long time and an hour of dining is a very-very long time for a small child.  A bag of toys can be tremendously helpful.  Your little one can play at the table with various toys and stay busy.  Here are a few good examples of great toys to keep your little one content;

  • Duplo Lego blocks are great for building and for fantasy play. This will keep your little one busy for quite a while.
  • Play dough is also incredible. Just be sure to pick a type that is taste friendly.  You can also add some colorful craft items like beads, feathers, and eyeballs so your little one can build monsters or animals at the table.
  • A busy bag like a coloring book with crayons and some stickers can also be great at the table.
  • GEO boards with rubber bands are interesting and great for improving fine motor skills.
  • Your child’s favorite toy or play set can also be very helpful at the table.
  • A discovery box filled with unusual items like fidget toys, figurines, cars and more can also be great.
  • Puzzles are also amazing.

Order ASAP

You really do need to get your food to the table ASAP because nothing will keep a toddler content on the table for too long.  Order your food first thing even if it means rushing a waiter.  You can also emphasize the urgency so your food will be prepared as quickly as possible.

Don’t order sweet treats

Steer clear of sugar rushes by skipping out on desserts and sweet treats.  Lulu’s restaurant has “the best burger in San Fernando Valley” that any child will love and that won’t spike energy levels.  We also have a wide range of other healthy meals that are great tasting and perfectly suitable for tiny toddlers.

Lulu’s Restaurant is a great place to take the entire family whenever you need a break from the house or from cooking and with these tips any of your restaurant trips will be a lot more pleasant for both you and your little one.

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Amazing Benefits of Joining Lulu’s Restaurant’s Loyalty Program

Besides an occasional special there aren’t many places that will give you rewards for staying loyal.  Lulu’s Restaurant is one of those rare places that love to spoil our loyal customers a bit by giving them quite a few extra benefits by simply sticking with us.  We have a great loyalty program in place that helps us say thank you to all of those special guests that choose our restaurant for most of their outings, get-togethers, takeaways, and meals.

Here are a few fantastic benefits of joining up with Lulu’s Restaurant’s loyalty program:

Dine as our guest on your Birthday

Don’t you just hate cooking on your birthday?  Well, when you join our loyalty program you never have to cook on your birthday ever again because you will be invited to dine as our guest on every birthday.  You can enjoy a scrumptious meal and have great fun, all as a special reward from Lulu’s Restaurant’s loyalty program.

Our restaurant is one of the best places to celebrate your special day because we have amazing specials, the best food, great desserts and our restaurant has a very pleasant vibe.  We also offer an amazing party hour from 3:30 to 7:30 on Friday to Sunday where you can enjoy drinks at a discount, catch the game and have a blast with our affordable beer bucket.  Lulu’s party hour is at 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm and you and your friends can enjoy half price on appetizers any day.

Get coupons and save money

Money saving coupons will be emailed to you every month.    The more often you enjoy meals at our chopped salad restaurant, the more coupons you will get.

Enjoy other specials as well

Of course, you will also be able to enjoy Lulu’s other specials on meals, desserts, and beverages whenever you visit us.  Our bar has a party hour during weekends and a happy hour every day where you can also enjoy discounted prices on beverages as well as discounts on some of our appetizers.

All the latest news

You will also be supplied with all the latest news of all the best things that are happening at our fantastic restaurant.  When you join the loyalty program you will be notified whenever there are some specials available for beverages, drinks, and meals.  You will also be notified of any special events or celebrations that might be taking place at Lulu’s so you won’t miss out on any of the fun.

Lulu’s is one of the best family restaurants to consider whether you are looking to celebrate with your friends or want to enjoy a great filling and healthy meal.  Our loyalty program is definitely worth your effort and we have a lot of great foods and entertainment to offer that will keep you satisfied every time you visit us.


Good Reasons To Use Lulu’s Catering For Your Next Big Event

Planning a big event isn’t an easy task. There are so many different things that need to be done so your event can go off without a hitch. The location needs to be booked, decorations need to be added, before and after cleaning needs to be arranged, entertainment should be planned and booked, seating arrangements need to be planned and booked and much more. But one of the toughest parts of planning a big event is the catering. When you are inviting a lot of people over for a party or celebration then you can count on one thing – a whole lot of fussy eaters are coming along. It is just about impossible to cater for every person’s taste, food preference and to get a menu that suits all appetites. You should also be incredibly careful when choosing your caterer so you don’t end up giving your entire guest list food poisoning.

“Lulu’s Catering” is one of the best possible choices you can make for your next big event. Here are a few good reasons to choose our fantastic restaurant to thrill your guests during your big event:

High-quality food

At Lulu’s Restaurant, we serve only the highest quality foods. All foods are prepared from scratch in our modern kitchen and we use only the best and freshest ingredients for all of our recipes. The meals are also prepared by experienced chefs that will ensure that every meal looks and tastes absolutely divine.

We have the experience

Lulu’s Restaurant is a family owned business and has been known to serve the best foods in San Fernando Valley for more than 30 years. We serve a wide range of cities including Northridge, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Granda Hills, Van Nuys and more. Our chefs have been dealing with big events for a long time and we have the experience to ensure that your food will be ready and perfect on time.

We specialise in all events
You can order catering for just about any event. We specialize in catering for business events, corporate functions, parties, weddings, school functions, holiday parties, BBQ’s, sporting events, funerals, birthday parties, anniversaries and much more.

Our food is tastes amazing
The foods served by Lulu’s Restaurant are marvelous. We have a wide range of healthy foods and our chopped salad restaurant is perfect for those that want to keep their figures in check while having a blast. We even have the best burger in San Fernando Valley for you to taste. We cater for any type of party and will ensure that the foods match the event perfectly.

We can provide all the extras
If you prefer then we can also supply you with all the extras like napkins, plates, utensils, cups and much more. Our staff can also help out at the buffet and for table services during the event.

A great variety of foods and beverages
Our menu consists of a wide range of foods to choose from. You can order appetizers, party platters, sandwiches, wraps, desserts and much more.

Lulu’s restaurant is the perfect selection for any event. We cater for big and small and ensure nothing but the best.

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Lulu’s Restaurant – The Best Restaurant to Maintain Your 2018 Diet

2018 is the perfect year to lose some weight or to tone that body. This year is the year when you are finally going to say goodbye to those unwanted love-handles or curves and it is the year when you are going to shape up an enjoy a much healthier, fitter and better-looking body. Lulu’s restaurant supports healthy eating and healthy living. Here are a few reasons to convince you that Lulu’s is the best Restaurant for maintaining your 2018 diet and to have a bite to eat and some fun while you are maintaining a healthy body.

Delicious healthy salads to support your low carb diet

You usually must avoid dining out if you are on a diet or want to lose some weight because most takeaway places and restaurants only have unhealthy and fattening meals to offer. Lulu’s Restaurant has a wide range of delicious healthy salads that are low in carbs and high in vitamins and minerals. Salads like the Greek Salad is perfect for those that want to avoid proteins while other salads like our Chicken Caesar Salad, Asian Chicken Salad or Chicken Spinach Salad is amazing for weight loss. These salads are low in fat and high in protein and they actually taste amazing.

Health dishes that will keep you full and healthy

Lulu’s Restaurant in Van Nuys is also the perfect restaurant for bodybuilders. We have quite a lot of healthy power meals that will give you all the energy and protein you need to bulk up and build gorgeous muscles. Plenty of meals on our menu like our Angus Flat Iron Steak, Rosemary Pork Chops, Meatloaf, and 10oz New York Steak are prepared with few additives and oils, the meats are lean and healthy, and our servings include healthy vegetables to boost your immune system.

Slim and low-sugar beverages to fit your healthy meal

Lulu’s is one of the best bars in Van Nuys because we have a great variety of delicious drinks. We also offer quite a few beverages that are low in sugar so you can stay fit and lose weight even as you enjoy a refreshing drink. Enjoy a delicious hot coffee or tea and have full control over the amount of sugar you include in your drink or give our lemonade or iced tea a try and stay hydrated while you slim down.

Budget-friendly solutions to suit your health program

Diets, gym memberships, supplements and healthy lean foods aren’t cheap and this is exactly why Lulu’s is such a great restaurant to support your 2018 weight goals. We offer an amazing loyalty program and our restaurant has regular specials as well as amazing happy hour deals that will help you save lots of money while you are hanging out with friends. With our budget-friendly solutions, you can have a blast and party your heart out and still afford those expensive health programs.

Lulu’s Restaurant is definitely the place to enjoy if you want to promote healthy living and stick to your 2018 diet plan. This is the restaurant and bar where fun, great tasting food and healthy living meets up.

10 Classic Drinks to Enjoy When You Visit Lulu’s Restaurant

5 Beer bucket

The 5 Beer Buckets is an absolute must if you are coming over to Lulu’s Restaurant with a few friends. During Lulu’s party hour, we have amazing specials on various drinks and you and your friends can order the 5 Beer Buckets at an incredibly low price of just $18.95.

Try our bar drinks

If you are looking for amazing value for money, then you can definitely give our well drinks a try. We regularly switch between types of well drinks and these drinks are especially affordable during party hours. Some of our common well drinks include Bloody Mary’s, Gin and Tonic, Long Island Iced Tea, Rum and Coke, Screwdrivers, Margaritas and much more.

Enjoy our variety of Margaritas

Margaritas are amazing for any type of occasion or drink. At this bar in Van Nuys, you can choose between a wide range of fruity margarita recipes that we have perfected over the years. Enjoy a Raspberry Rhubarb, Cranberry, Watermelon, or Pineapple Margarita as well as traditional flavors, and have a blast with friends.


Shooters are always a great ‘go-to’ for breaking the ice or for adding a bit of flair to your evening with friends. Give some of the shooters at Lulu’s Restaurant a try so you can get a unique and full experience.

Domestic Beers

Domestic beers are perfect for partying with friends because these beers are lower in sugar and alcohol. Enjoy a cool Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller, Budweiser or more at Lulu’s Restaurant while you give a few of our delicious appetizers a try.

Taste fine wines

If you love to sip wine along with your delicious dinner then you can definitely give Lulu’s a try. Our wine menu is out of this world and there is plenty of variety to choose from.

Celebrate with champagne

Lulu’s Restaurant also caters for special occasions and events. Arrange for a banquet room and we will make sure that there will be enough champagne to go around so everyone can celebrate in style and have a blast.

Hot beverages

Of course, we also serve non-alcoholic beverages. You can give our fine selection of coffees and teas a try and stay warm during the winter or enjoy professional outings with colleagues or clients.


Our lemonade is freshly made and positively splendid. Lemonade is the perfect drink to go with your meal or to refresh your palate.

Iced Tea

We serve iced teas like traditional black tea, raspberry iced tea, unsweetened iced tea and more. Our iced tea tastes great and is a refreshing drink that goes well with any meal.

Soft drinks

We cater for everyone at Lulu’s Restaurant, including non-alcohol drinkers and children. Choose from a great variety of soft drinks like Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer and much more and stay healthy and safe.

At Lulu’s there is a drink for everyone and anyone. This bar is the perfect place to come over for terrific appetizers, a few drinks, and always a great time!

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Funding for the Future

The Best Fundraising Ideas

We’ve all been there. You need money for an upcoming event or activity with your organization and you opt for fundraising. Next thing you know, you’re neck-deep in wrapping paper and cookie dough making just enough to break even. It’s difficult to know what people want to buy, and if you put all that planning into your fundraising event you want it to be a success. Things like having an organized staff, budget planning, and advertising are essential, but what can you do to actually get people through the front door? The food professionals at Lulu’s have been hosting successful fundraisers since 1976, and through the years we have compiled a list of some of the most effective and fun ways to Fundraise.

Community Yard Sale

Is your garage stocked full of stuff you never use? Are your friends or family downsizing homes? Is your Aunt a hoarder cat lady? No matter what your circumstances are, we all know those people who have too much stuff. By hosting a community yard sale you can get your community to donate their spare things to a good cause, Your Cause! By taking all your donations and setting up a garage sale, you instantly have a huge source of revenue without any cost.


Chocolate Sale

Every day before lunchtime, billions of people are sitting at school or work with grumbling stomachs and a strong craving for something sweet. If you can corner your desperate classmates and coworkers with a box of chocolates, few can resist. Chocolate is a classic fundraising idea that’s sure to please no matter the occasion. One of the best companies doing chocolate fundraising is World’s Finest Chocolate, offering up to 50% profit.


Host a Concert

Can you play 3 chords on the guitar? Well, you can play almost every pop song then. Hosting a concert with some local bands and a small admission price is a great way to gain your organization recognition and also huge revenue. Concerts can be held in places like parks, backyards, or even cul de sacs. Your musician friends are bound to have some equipment that can be used and food trucks love participating in such events for usually no cost.


Haunted House

With Halloween just around the corner, haunted houses are in high demand. If you have a garage or creepy Victorian House setting up a haunted house can be easy, cost-effective, and fun! By making sure your Haunted House is top of the line and by providing some great snacks, you could charge admission and raise money. With the proper publicity and location you can have people lining up to be terrified, but by the end of the night, you’ll be bursting with joy.


Lulu’s Restaurant Fundraising

For 41 years Lulu’s restaurant has been providing a welcoming atmosphere and exceptional comfort food to events and organizations of any size. If wrapping paper just isn’t fitting your fundraising goal, then you have to give the people what they want. We offer everything from BBQ to burgers, pasta to pancakes, and seafood to sandwiches. No matter what preference, we offer something good for everyone. By hosting your next fundraising event at Lulu’s in Van Nuys you’ll be getting quality food and friendly service, as well as 20% of whatever your group spends. We’ll even print your flyers for you! If wrapping paper just isn’t doing the trick, then visit our site now and learn more about our professional fundraising and food.

Lulus Restaurant Coupons

A Worthy Coupon

Saving with Lulu’s

Wanting to take your family out for a fine dinner but not sure where to go? Head over to Lulu’s for an affordable and delicious meal. With a wide selection of appealing meals that span all age groups there is no other place to be.

When dinning with the family it can sometimes be challenging to choose a meal that will define your whole night. Settle that hunger with the Louisiana Melt, a grilled sourdough sandwich holding half a juicy Certified Angus Beef patty topped with bacon and if you choose avocado. Filled with flavor this sandwich will melt into your mouth reaching every single taste bud. The Cajun spices gives the melt a kick without being overly spicy.

For the meat lovers in the family cut into the Dry Rubbed Tri-Tip a 10 oz smoked steak that has been smoked for 2 hours using oak and hickory glazed and then flame grilled. A perfected rub that settles any cravings. It would be nearly impossible to recreate the dish at home.

For many eating establishments a burger can tell a customer everything they need to know about the restaurant. What they think about food, how it is cared for or prepared. We take pride in the Lulu’s Cheeseburger; our patties are made out of ½ pound with flavorful Certified Angus Beef®. With cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, special sauce and your choice of bun!

If pasta is more your speed than pick up the Chicken Pasta Primavera, a fantastic meal with chicken breast, sautéed veggies, marinara, fresh garlic and penne pasta. It is a great dish for those who have had a long day.

Come in for the family environment and stay for the food. There are many great choices to be had and with the Lulu’s Coupon you can take off 5 dollars off any meal 35 dollars or greater. Saving can be made easier with Lulu’s Restaurant.

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Nothing Beats Great Food and Drink at Lulu’s!

Blowing off steam is one of the most important aspects of our lives that we should never neglect. There are a number of ways to this, however, and one of the most popular ones is grabbing a drink with friends and making merry after a long working day. Albert Einstein would have never come up with the relativity formula had he been all work with no relaxation from time to time. The mind just doesn’t work like that. However, this may be half-truths and whole lies, the point is a responsible drink to ease off the pressure from work is good for you.

However, the search for the right place is what really matters. Most bars are cheezy, filled with barely legal youth with fake identity cards. Nothing is pretty about that. Lulu’s Restaurant and Sports Bar is one of the best bars in Van Nuys that is guaranteed to give you a luxurious and exquisite feeling. Paired with amazing services, all the clients that discover this spot end up becoming regulars just so they can get more of the good stuff that is offered.

Nothing Beats Great Food and Drink at Lulu’s Restaurant

Lulu’s bar is very welcoming to the corporate circle. Great business deals are made in surroundings where business people thrive well, and nothing is as suitable as having good food and great drinks at your call. Therefore, when you and your business partners are having a hard time making a major decision and you need to relax a bit to get a different perspective of things, or maybe you have a small celebration on a deal you just closed, look no further, at Lulu’s bar you’ll get a perfect atmosphere that will suit your current mood.

This great ambiance is extended to everyone else who visits the bar, and as such, it is the most suitable hangout for those people who get off work and are just looking for a great place to grab a drink or two on their way home. With a daily happy hour that runs from 3pm all the way to 10pm, charging an amazing $4 for regular Margaritas and Well Drinks, $3 for Pints of domestic beer, and $19.99 for a Dozen Buffalo wings and a pitcher of domestic beer, you are sure to enjoy the bar’s exquisite serving of happiness. Additionally, they also offer daily half-price appetizers to get the party started.

Which reminds me of Lulu’s Party Hour. Get to watch your favorite game without the hassle of commuting all the way back to the house. Nothing beats an evening filled with merry enjoying a game of football next to your friends. The atmosphere is electrifying creating the effect of watching the game live. At Lulu’s restaurant and Sports Bar, fans get to experience this amazing feeling every Friday to Sunday for an entire four hours in the evening.

Stop by the bar and enjoy everybody’s presence, amazing liquor at the best prices, and most of all great music to soothe and get the edge off, and if you are a sports fan, you will find the big TV screens in the restaurant superb. Nothing but good vibes.

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The Family Holiday Bite Full of Delight

The holiday season is meant to bring family and friends together, create an intense and merry atmosphere that will boost the relationships further as well as forge new ones. There is no better way to do this than through a delicious meal that has been prepared with you in mind. Think about it, the festivities begs for the finer delicacies on the menu. This is the time when all the secret recipe books that had been clattered away the previous year are retrieved and dusted off. All these troubles just to get it right.

However, a fine luxurious meal requires tiresome preparation and a certain level of finesse to execute in order to leave the family begging for more. Not to mention the mess that is created afterward that has to be cleared out when everyone is done. It never ends well for the one left to do the dishes. When we hear Christmas, amid all the excitement, a pile of dirty dishes just never pops up as one of the activities we’d have to handle.

This is where eating out comes into the picture. The list of restaurants offering amazing festive packages for the entire family is endless. Lulu’s restaurant, however, has redefined this entire space with ingenious mouthwatering recipes to revive your taste buds. The restaurant has dominated the Van Nuys neighborhood and the Northridge region at large. However, this gain in popularity has not in any way made the competent staff complacent. The catering team is always putting their creativity to the test, pushing themselves to the limit in order to stand out, and this Thanksgiving is no different. The whole family is guaranteed a treat that will leave them hooked to the services this Christmas.

Our thanksgiving catering has been crafted to offer nothing short of quality food, and friendly service. At Lulu’s Café Northridge you get to come to one of the best spaces that with a relaxing ambiance, comfortably sit back and forget all the stresses that come with meal preps during the holidays, and just get to enjoy a cozy, delicious meal with your family. This year, with a special value holiday meal prepared for ten people, customers will enjoy every bite and ask for more.

This great package includes a whopping four pounds of smoked turkey breast, garlic mashed potatoes, and stuffing. That is just the beginning of these festive flavors. The delightful meal also includes three pints of turkey gravy that is more than enough for a family with ten members, cranberry sauce, ten individual French bread rolls, and a nine-inch apple or pumpkin pie depending on the preference of the family members. All these at the competitive price of $119.99 only.

We are very much invested every dish that we prepare, and a satisfied customer overwhelms us with such joy, as such, we work relentlessly to achieve such fulfillment with every plate we serve our esteemed clients.

If you are looking to enjoy this year’s festivities with the best catering team in Van Nuys at your service, then look no further because Lulu’s restaurant is the place to go to.

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Why Lulu’s is A Great Place to Catch up with Friends and Get a Bite to Eat

It is important to stay in touch with friends. Without friends, your life can become pretty boring pretty quickly. With good friends, you always have someone to share secrets with, someone who can give you honest advice, and someone to boost your confidence and moods when you are sad.

Why Lulu’s is A Great Place to Catch up with Friends and Get a Bite to Eat

It can, however, be tough to stay in touch with friends when life, work, and family responsibilities are taking up so much of your time. One of the biggest reasons for friendships to deteriorate is because it can be hard to find a comfortable spot where everyone can gather for a bit of catching up. Sure, you probably have a house but there are always a number of reasons why you just don’t feel like inviting people over. Lulu’s restaurant is the perfect solution for anyone that wants to catch up with friends and have a blast.

Lulu’s restaurant is so casual and cozy
This fantastic restaurant is the perfect spot for friends to just get together, catch up and have fun. Lulu’s restaurant and bar is comfortable, casual and the food is absolutely fantastic. It is the perfect get together spot for anyone that lives in a small home, didn’t feel like tidying up or just want to get out of the house for a bit of adventure.

Get a few drinks at the bar
We have one of the best bars in Van Nuys where you and all your pals can get a drink or two so everyone can relax better and simply let go of all the day’s stress and drama.

Catch the game on the flat screen
An important game is no reason to skip out on friend dates because at Lulu’s Café in Northridge you and all your friends can catch all the most important and latest games on our large flat screen TV while you are catching up on all the latest gossip and occurrences in each other’s lives.

Our food is amazing
One of the best reasons to choose Lulu’s for your friend get-togethers is because our food is absolutely amazing. You can enjoy tasty appetizers, delicious healthy salads, the best burgers in San Fernando Valley or give some of our other foods on the menu a try.

Enjoy Lulu’s Party Hour
Lulu’s party hour is the best time to come over with all your friends. Visit us between Friday and Sunday from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm and enjoy half-price on all appetizers, great deals on all drinks and save heaps of money on our 5 beer buckets with friends. Our party hour is packed with plenty of great activities and great deals that are bound to put you and all your friends in a great mood.

For a great evening with friends, a great meal, and a great vibe you can definitely give Lulu’s restaurant a try. It is the perfect get-together spot for old friends and it is a great place to make some new friends.