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.  The highlight was when Senator Scot Matayoshi…

March 2020 Executive Directors Message

I am inviting you to join restaurateurs & industry Leaders at our Central Oahu Talk Story with our Legislators on March 19th.   Didn’t see the announcement? Email: info@hawaiirestaurant.org. We have had an exciting February, with much more to come. HRA had a successful Legislative Windward Restaurant Talk Story at Big City Diner – Windward Mall. …

HRAEF 1st Annual Chili Cookoff

The HRA Educational Foundation (HRAEF) Prostart is pleased to report that their latest fundraiser, “The Great Hawaiian Chili Cookoff,” was a huge success! This event, which took place on March 7 at Koko Marina, featured teams from 3 high schools and 13 local restaurant industry partners who competed for the honor of being able to…

Hawaii Energy – Restaurant BONUS Offer!!

Hey restaurants, don’t miss out on 2x the rebates! Did you know that restaurants use approximately 5-7 more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings?  That can really cut into your revenue, so to help you out, Hawai’i Energy has DOUBLED their rebates for restaurant equipment until May 31!  That means twice the cash back for you on appliances like…

New Member Profile – Gecko Hospitality

Gecko Hospitality franchise partners and recruiters work as a team to ensure every one of our offices across North America finds and places only the best professionals from our nationwide database of top-tier candidates. Our CPC-certified team uses a rigorous interview process in combination with an applicant tracking system to connect professionals from our national…

February Executive Directors Message

Executive Director Message February 2020  HRA members had a ROARING great time at our Annual Holiday Party! Mahalo to the Hukilau Restaurant, Anheuser-Busch, Rainbow Sales & Marketing, Market Advantage, David Livingston, Duke’s Waikiki & all our sponsors & volunteers. Congratulations to our winners!  We share some photos below. See you next year! Join us on…

ProStart Chili Cook-off !!!

Attention Chili Lovers!   The HRA Educational Foundation is very excited to announce our next fundraiser to support their ProStart Program!   Please join us on March 7 at Koko Marina 11am-2pm for The Great Hawaiian Chili Cookoff! This fun event will feature teams from Kaiser HS, Leilehua HS and even Kohala HS from the Big Island who will…