Your Advocate in the Industry
The Hawaii Restaurant Association is the organization unifying, representing and supporting the Hawaii restaurant and food service industry
As a busy restaurant operator, think of HRA’s restaurant membership as your trusted advisor and resource when navigating your business. We can provide legal resources, training and certification for you and your staff, advocacy representation, operations support, and community engagement as part of your membership. There is strength in numbers – joining the HRA pledges your support to the foodservice and restaurant industry.
- Legislative Advocacy
- Networking & Community Engagement
- Education & Future Employee Development
- Special membership discounts
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Left to right: Executive Director Sheryl Matsuoka, Government Relations Lead Victor Lim, Honorable Governor David Ige, Past Chair Tom Jones, Past Chair Greg Maples
For all restaurants, it has been a rocky nearly three years of sailing in the dark COVID ocean. Fortunately, we are close to getting out of it. This pandemic has brought us separation, grief, and financial despair. But Hawaii is strong, we see examples of courage,...
In a move to support our local restaurants as we continue down the long road to economic recovery, the City and County of Honolulu has put the City's previously temporary sidewalk dining program into law in Ord. 22-19 (Bill 27 (2022), CD2), which is the City's outdoor...
‘A good option’: City to allow Oahu restaurants to apply for outdoor dining permits https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2022/10/10/good-option-city-allow-oahu-restaurants-apply-outdoor-dining-permits/