Recent News

The most important news and updates from HRA and our trusted partners.

April 2022 Executive Director’s Message

April 2022 Executive Director’s Message

The HHRS team consists of The Hawaii Restaurant Association, The Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association and Star Events who all worked tirelessly to make sure this year's Hawaii Hotel and Restaurant Show was our best one yet. And it was a huge success on all targets...

read more
Mālama 808 – Take the Pledge

Mālama 808 – Take the Pledge

Mālama 808 www.malama808.com What is MALAMA 808? Mālama 808 is a shared mission among restaurants and businesses that promotes best practices for litter prevention. We encourage our employees and customers to join in support of litter prevention. We also encourage...

read more
Restaurants of Hawaii Show on ThinkTech Hawaii

Restaurants of Hawaii Show on ThinkTech Hawaii

Watch the bi-weekly Hawaii Restaurant Association "Restaurants of Hawaii" Show on ThinkTech Hawaii WATCH NOW ThinkTech Hawaii is a Hawaii nonprofit founded in 2001 and dedicated to raising public awareness through civic engagement by citizen journalist hosts and...

read more
March 2022 Executive Director’s Message

March 2022 Executive Director’s Message

Congratulations to all of our 2022 Hall of Fame inductees! My gratitude to Y. Hata & Co., Ltd our Presenting Sponsor, all of our Corporate Partners, the 14 Chefs of Aloha & all our event attendees!   From the feedback I have received, everyone had an epic...

read more
February 2022 Executive Director’s Message

February 2022 Executive Director’s Message

This month we are honoring the Hawaii Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame Pandemic Champions and Industry Advocates.   I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend our Gala on February 28th to recognize and thank our honorees for all they have done...

read more
HRA Educational Foundation – PayPal Giving Fund

HRA Educational Foundation – PayPal Giving Fund

What is the PayPal Giving Fund? Raising funds for charities through technology PayPal Giving Fund helps people support their favorite charities online through a range of respected platforms such as PayPal and eBay. PPGF then makes grants to the donors' recommended...

read more
January 2022 HRA Executive Director’s Message

January 2022 HRA Executive Director’s Message

Aloha HRA members! First off, I must apologize for the late newsletter, as you may know, this year’s Legislative Session is off to a very busy start. The foodservice industry is grateful to our Government Relations Lead, Victor Lim. The truth is, he often jokes that...

read more