Mahalo to all who Supported the 2016 HRA Golf Tournament

On behalf of the Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA), I’d like to extend our appreciation to all of you for making this year’s tournament our most successful yet. A complete sell-out, with all 3 courses in play, our June 9th event at the beautiful Hawaii Prince Golf Course was spectacular. This year’s Tournament was extra special as…

Controlling your P&L

                      Taking the “L” out of the P&L If you’re a restaurant operator serious about making more profit, you and your managers need to know how to identify your biggest problems in the operation to prevent any unnecessary loss of profit. Many operators will prepare…

Effective advocacy in support of our industry

                    Effective advocacy for our industry is, among other things, a lot about having good relationships with regulators and legislators. During the legislative session, our Legislative team is constantly reminded of the importance of maintaining good relations with legislators so that our perspective on various bills…

Tip-Pooling descision at the US Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturns its own decision on tip pools A divided federal appeals court ruled Feb. 23 that the Department of Labor has the authority to regulate the tip-pooling practices of employers who do not take a tip credit, including prohibiting these employers from including back-of-the-house staff in tip…