A Growing Industry…..

This is a very busy time for the Restaurant Industry in Hawaii. There are great new restaurants opening every month to join the great ones that have been operating for some time. With the addition of new condo buildings comes retail space dedicated to restaurants. The West side is growing with many residential projects, followed…

February Membership Mixer Recap

The HRA membership mixer at Luibuenos in Kapolei on Tuesday February 21 attracted a good turnout of over 65 members and guests. There is a fast growing West side community that shows a lot of potential to grow the HRA membership. Thank you to our sponsors Il Gelato, Full Sail Brewing and Pacific Digital Signs…

HRA’s 11th Annual Hall of Fame Award Nominations

              Nominations are now being accepted for the Hawaii Restaurant Association’s 11th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner – HRA 70th Anniversary Celebration. We’re looking for the names of people or companies that have: Contributed to the enhancement of the restaurant and foodservice industry. Provided service to the industry…

Don’t Let Work Be a Pain in the Back

In the restaurant industry, you are particularly susceptible to back and neck pain or injury due to the long hours you spend on your feet with the weight of supplies and food trays that are constantly being carried around. This is the single leading cause of disability across the world so don’t let your work…

Proper Thawing Procedures

The last time, we talked about proper cooling procedures, and that’s one of the most dangerous procedures in a restaurant if done incorrectly. It’s also one of the things in a restaurant that is most difficult to do correctly and consistently. Today let’s talk about something not quite so dangerous and very straightforward, the four…

New Member Profile: FiveStars Loyalty, Inc.

Something is changing — a powerful movement where all businesses, large and small, are shifting focus. Instead of prioritizing acquisition and burning through new customers, businesses are doubling down on their current customers, improving the customer experience, and successfully increasing repeat business. How? By making loyalty marketing a focal point. 2016 was a pivotal year…