Hawaii Restaurants Open for Business….and Safety!

After a seeming eternity of uncertainty, Governor Ige and Mayor Caldwell have released guidelines and have allowed our great restaurants to re-open. The Hawaii Restaurant Association worked with the team of advisers in developing the guidelines that provide a balance of guest and staff safety with enabling restaurants, and soon Bars and Pubs – to…

New Member Profile – Premier Restoration Hawaii

Premier Restoration Hawai’i is grateful for the opportunity to join the Hawaii Restaurant Association. We are a full-service mitigation and restoration company with a broad scope of services dedicated to providing a one-stop solution to damage done by water, fire, and mold.   With over 20 years in business in the State of Hawai’i, Premier is…

Spring Cleaning that helps the HRAEF and you!

Do you have a warehouse full of products that you would like assistance in selling? The Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (HRAEF) is looking for companies that would like to partner in a fundraiser.   How can your company participate? Every time a customer purchases a product that you identify, a portion of the sale…

Keep Calm and Carry Out Hawaii

Added Categories in Keep Calm and Take Out

With many restaurants reopening, the Hawaii Restaurant Association’s Keep Calm and Carry Out list is expanding. HRA’s Keep Calm and Carry Out is the only list that is searchable by zip codes! The Keep Calm and Carry Out list has been updated with new categories for your potential guests to search including: Open Dining Rooms…

June 2020 Executive Directors Message

Nothing can stop creative pivoting in the restaurant industry.   Despite the current business climate overwhelming the food industry, restaurants have found creative ways to pivot around it. Restaurants started selling Family Meal Packages. They offered a few meal package options during the week day for working families and a few more options on Friday,…

May 2020 Executive Directors Message

Although this tidal wave pandemic hit us fiercely and unexpectedly, many members in our restaurant industry and community rose to push back against it. Your Hawaii Restaurant Association Executive Committee and Board of Directors have been working long hours and on their days off to speak to our local and national government officials. Meetings with…

Is your Restaurant Ready to Re-open?

As Hawaii inches back to a new version of being open for business, there will be a lot of new regulations and recommendations for restaurants that will certainly include social distancing, masks, and extra sanitation measures. We are all waiting for this information from the Governor’s Office – that your Hawaii Restaurant Association is closely…

Connecting with your Customers with PinPoint Local

No doubt you are feeling incredibly challenged these days. With the current conditions, you’ve most likely made the switch to 100% online orders and takeaway service. You’ve done this while increasing your sanitation practices like never before. It must be a bit overwhelming. Here’s my best advice for connecting with your customers online and staying…

HRAEF/Prostart News

Do you know of a large food event that will be held once we are out of this no gathering phase? Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (HRAEF) is seeking to participate in events such as large local food or community gatherings (once our stay at home mandate is over, of course) At the moment, HRAEF…

Propeller USA – Video for your operation

Propeller USA is a local video production company. We recently became partners with Hawaii Restaurant Association to provide video expertise and services for all HRA members. We are extremely excited for this partnership and will work to the best of our abilities to help members of HRA. This pandemic has affected us all.  As we slowly open…