March 2021 Executive Directors Message

Aloha Members, we are quickly approaching the compliance deadline for Ordinance No. 19-30 (AKA Bill 40), which becomes effective April 1st, 2021. The Hawaii Restaurant Association, along with the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Hawaii Food Industry Association, and the Retail Merchants of Hawaii are working tirelessly to submit a joint industry application seeking a 2…

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The Hawaii Dining Out Directory!

The Hawaii Restaurant Association’s Hawaii Dining Out Directory is the only list that is searchable by zip codes!   The Hawaii Dining Out Directory list has been updated with a new category for your guests to search, including: We accept the HRC-Holiday Business Card, Outdoor Dining & Meal Packs.   Please check out our list…

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Member Benefits at Office Depot

Office Depot As a member of the Hawaii Restaurant Association you now have access to exclusive members-only discounts at Office Depot and OfficeMax. Save up to 80% off the officedepot.com regular prices on our Best Value List of preferred products with free delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more. Click here www.1800member.com/od-hra  to start…

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HIOSH – Fines have gone up!!

As Employers, you need to keep a safe workplace for your staff as well as your guests. HIOSH is the department that inspects and enforces OSHA rules and regulations here in Hawaii. HIOSH covers facilities from the huge food and construction facilities, to the little corner restaurant. Your management team is responsible for employee safety.…

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HRAEF partners with Honolulu Coffee Company!

The Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (HRAEF) has partnered with Honolulu Coffee Company, Hawaii’s finest coffee roaster, to create a special “Haumana Blend” which is special roast to support the ProStart Fundraiser which will provide much needed funds directly to our local high schools culinary programs! Honolulu Coffee Co. retail coffee shop locations throughout O’ahu…

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The Hawaii Dining Out Directory!

The Hawaii Dining Out Directory!    The Hawaii Restaurant Association’s Hawaii Dining Out Directory is the only list that is searchable by zip codes!    The Hawaii Dining Out Directory list has been updated with a new category for your guests to search, including: We accept the HRC-Holiday Business Card, Outdoor Dining & Meal Packs.…

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February 2021 Executive Directors Message

Aloha Members!! it is that time again and we are asking all of you for your much needed support with this upcoming legislative session. There are many bills being introduced that will affect how we do business and ultimately our continued existence. We have all had to endure many hardships over this last year and…

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The Hawaii Dining Out Directory

The Hawaii Dining Out Directory!   New Category: We accept The HRC-Holiday Business Card   The Hawaii Restaurant Association’s Hawaii Dining Out Directory is the only list that is searchable by zip codes!   The Hawaii Dining Out Directory list has been updated with a new category for your guests to search, including: We accept…

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Jenerate PR helps you tell your story

Jenerate PR helps you tell your story. In today’s dining landscape, it’s more important now than ever before to have strong marketing support for your restaurant. The Hawaii Restaurant Association would like to introduce our agency partner Jenerate PR. Jenerate PR is a full service public relations, social media, and marketing agency that specializes in…

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Chairman’s Message

It is hard to remember the worries of yesterday given what we’ve experienced over the past 10 months. Even now, it seems unthinkable that my message to you would be during one of the worst health crises in modern history. Without any doubt 2020 has been the most challenging year we have ever faced as…

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Executive Directors Message

The Hawaii Restaurant Association is starting 2021 looking at a brighter future, with a full calendar planned with various events. Our HRA Golf tournament is always enjoyed by all. I have been receiving requests for the date and the committee is currently working on it. More details to come! Volunteers are needed. Another upcoming event…

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Bill 40 Update!!

Due to the efforts of the Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA); Hawaii Food Industry Association (HFIA); and Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Mayor Caldwell announced a 90-day “grace period” for the enforcement of Ordinance 19-30 (aka Bill 40).  This provides the opportunity for food vendors to deplete current inventories and for the Department of Environmental Services to…

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