September’s Executive Director Message – Restaurant Dining Rooms Closed For the 2nd Time + Bill 40

As a result of our now extended second Stay at Home / Work from Home Order that lasting from August 27 through Sept 23, our dining rooms were painfully closed again. The Hawaii Restaurant Association has always taken the safety of our member’s employees and guests as our number one priority. We agree that we…

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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 and find out if you might have a need for their services. Jenerate PR is a…

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Chefs are Warriors T Shirts from the HRAEF

Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation T-Shirt     Donate $25 or more to Hawaii’s High School ProStart Culinary Program and The Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation will send you a free t-shirt!   Click link for online donations https://checkout.square.site/pay/33fe416ef5934aa58db26c6d8b8ea639     Click link below to HRAEF t-shirts https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdV6gg_n3ajt6hbHLw7nNkjLtykLKRIfJeX_auRn WdFpTZorQ/viewform  

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Hawaii Seabins successfully cleaning Ala Wai Harbor

Smart Tech Solutions For Hawaii Great news! First two Hawaii Seabins successfully cleaning Ala Wai Harbor   Smart tech is being trialed at Ala Wai Harbor in the hope to help to combat plastic pollution using Cleanup, Prevention & Measurable Impact with employment creation as a co-focal point.   Hawaii Volcanic Water has sponsored two…

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New Member Profile – Menu Point

Contactless Digital Menus for Hawaii Restaurants   Re-usable menus make your patrons nervous – viruses and bacteria spread on shared menus. CDC guidelines suggest banning re-usable menus and instead requiring either single use menus or digital menus. Digital menus are the only option that will not cause both bankruptcy and a pile of trash behind…

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UPCOMING SERVSAFE® MANAGER CERTIFICATION CLASS/EXAM AT BIG CITY DINER – WINDWARD MALL

Keeping your management team Certified, AND helping HRAEF? Hawaii requires a PIC on duty in your restaurant to possess an ANSI certified Food Safety Course. The best and most recognized certificate is earned through the ServSafe Food Managers Course. The Hawaii Restaurant Association and Peter B Food Safety – a registered ServSafe Instructor/Proctor – working…

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New Member Profile – Keith Uehara Photography

Keith Uehara Photography is excited to be a new member of the Hawaii Restaurant Association. We have a staff of photographers, cinematographers and drone pilots. We have been providing photography, video and drone services for the past 20 years.  We cover our island from Waimanalo to Waianae. Our state from Hilo to Hanalei. Our nation…

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Executive Directors Message

When this pandemic eventually passes, some of the changes restaurant owners have implemented may become long-term. Aside from increased safety measures, what will remain permanent after the pandemic?   The industry’s unique innovations in food procurement could be one of the permanent shifts.   The epidemic has led us to strengthen our partnerships with local…

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HRAEF Business 4 Business

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 our Business 4 Education (B4E) fundraiser. We will be looking for partners for this fundraiser until August 31, 2020 The HRAEF is a…

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HRAEF Scholarship Winner

Education can never be taken away.   Although some schools are reopening, many still remain closed or continue distance learning.   The Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation hopes to still be able to support students even while schools remain socially distant.   One way the HRAEF is providing aid is through its scholarships.   Congratulations…

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HRA Member Profile

Founded in 2016, Bright Light Digital provides complete digital signage solutions, including digital menu boards, interactive kiosks, wayfinding, video walls, elevator digital signage and digital directories. During these times, it is more important than ever to communicate with your customers and staff. Bright Light Digital helps restaurants by providing innovative hardware and software products that…

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FREE Video from Propeller USA

FREE Video from Propeller USA   Want to get more customers to your restaurant or business? We’re offering a FREE video to Hawaii Restaurant Association members to advertise your business on Instagram and Facebook!   Let us help you grow your business with video content with our new subscription video services! Propeller USA is a…

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SKY Waikiki Saves by Switching to HMAA as it Reopens with a Fresh Concept

SKY Waikiki Saves by Switching to HMAA as it Reopens with a Fresh Concept SKY Waikiki Saves by Switching to HMAA as it Reopens with a Fresh Concept “Being able to save money on our premiums for health coverage has been a huge help during this time. Every penny we save by switching to HMAA…

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ServSafe Classes + ServSafe Dining Commitment = 2 great ways to show your guests you meet high Safety Standards!!

DOES YOUR STAFF NEED SERVSAFE® MANAGER CERTIFICATIONS? WANT TO HELP HRAEF? WANT TO LET YOUR CUSTOMERS KNOW THEY ARE IN A COMMITTED TO SAFETY RESTAURANT? Hawaii requires a PIC on duty in your restaurant to possess an ANSI certified Food Safety Course. The best and most recognized certificate is earned through the ServSafe Food Managers…

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Do you want to generate additional revenue from online ordering?

Mixed Handed Branding provides customized branding solutions for restaurants to meet the changing demands in our market. Specializing in website development to help restaurants set up their online ordering for to-go, carry-out, and delivery. As a preferred partner for the WIX website building platform, our firm sets up easy to use websites with mobile app…

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