Message From the Executive Director

Aloha!   Your Hawaii Restaurant Association Government Affairs Committee had a very busy February and March has been even busier – and now we need your help. There are issues in front of us that deal with minimum wages, bans on plastics, and many more issues that might place our businesses in jeopardy. We ask…

Industry Spotlight: Don Murphy

Food Gurus HQ recently sat down with Murphy’s Bar & Grill owner, Don Murphy, to find out what makes this Chinatown bar and restaurant icon tick. We found a charming industry professional, passionate about his business and the people he works with and serves.   FGHQ – Don, where did you grow up and spend…

HRA Meets with NRA to Discuss Government Affairs

On February 15, 2019, Keith Stephenson, Director of State and Local Government Affairs for the National Restaurant Association visited Hawaii and the Hawaii Restaurant Association.  Executive Director Sheryl Matsuoka, HRA Treasurer Michael Miller, Incoming Chair Tom Jones, and Legislative Committee Chair Victor Lim met at Tiki’s Grill and Bar to discuss the issues the state…