Great Information from the 1st “Talk Story with Legislators”

On Monday February 24, Big City Diner Windward Mall hosted our 1st “Talk Story with Legislators” With several restaurant owners, managers, plus allied industries that support restaurants attending, Discussions included ways to present a more powerful message on issues that affect Hawaiian Restaurants to the State Legislative bodies. 

Interested Attendees

The highlight was when Senator Scot Matayoshi  shared some thoughts on how the HRA could better navigate the legislative process. A major topic was of how HRA and Legislators could partner on projects, and the Senators recommendation to get more restaurateurs and their employees to send in testimony, speak to their neighbor representatives, plus other suggestions on how to get involved. 

One of the Senators projects is a Kaneohe Outreach where every two weeks they bring in a shower van. He would like donations of burgers or sandwiches for the people who need social services. If you are interested email:

Mahalo to Lane Muraoka and Big City Diner Windward Mall for providing the space, coffee and breakfast for this event, and Mahalo to Senator Scot Matayoshi for taking time from his busy day.

This 1st “Talk Story” was a huge success, and future events will be held in different areas of Oahu. The next will be on Thursday, March 19 th at Bravo Restaurant in Aiea. Look for an e-blast to register for this free and valuable event.  If you are not receiving our emails contact: 


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