Hawaii Restaurant Digital Marketing Workshop

Hawaii’s first restaurant digital marketing workshop- Nov 12 highlights: From Hawaii’s largest chains to mom & pops, more than 110 restaurant locations were represented when 56 attendees flocked to the Outrigger Canoe Club for a day of comradery & learning. 9 speakers covered an array of topics sharing best practices & technological updates including Yelp,…

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Potential Scam

There is a SCAM going around nationally that all HRA members should be aware of. If you receive a letter or invoice from a group calling itself ‘National Hotel and Restaurant Association’. The invoice is for a Membership and Directory Listing Notice.  DO NOT answer or pay this invoice. This group has no affiliation with…

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HMAA Benefits

“Since announcing our partnership with HMAA in May, we are happy to say there are more than 20 active HRA restaurant members receiving cost savings by participating in our association health plan! I encourage more members to take advantage of the preferred pricing and many benefits offered through this exclusive partnership. Since there is no…

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Hua Momona Farms Story

A few years ago Gary Grube, his wife Kathy and daughter Michelle along with then boyfriend Antonio Brunetti made a visit from Chicago. The Grubes have made the trek to Maui just about every year since their honeymoon visit in 1989. They met organic farmer extraordinaire READ MORE>>>>   Adam Quinn 808.870.5492 adamquinn@mac.com

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National Restaurant Survey

Keeping track of Hawaii with a National Restaurant Association Survey In an effort to track how our industry is doing through good and tough economic times and provide its members with important benchmark information, the HRA is teaming up and NRA to gather information through the NRA’s short monthly economic survey. The survey takes less…

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New Member Profile-SpiceHawaii

Aloha HRA ‘Ohana, High-school sweethearts Ajanta & Che enjoy traveling experiences across 4 continents before relocating to Hawaii from New York City. Their Clean Energy + Clean Food is making waves on our Islands. Chef Ajanta, an educator in Early Childhood Education for over 24 years, is the culinary magic behind the fresh rice crepes, a…

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October Executive Directors Message

A big Mahalo to everyone who helped us celebrate our 13th Annual Hall of Fame and Congratulations to all of this year’s inductees. It truly was an honor to be a part of the evening’s magic!   And, we couldn’t have done it without all of our inductees who dedicated themselves to our industry, 16…

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Hall of Fame 2019 –24 Karat Culinary Magic

You could feel the magic in the air as you arrived at the Sheraton Waikiki, there is something very special about Waikiki sunsets. And, on September 23rd, the sunset was a glorious golden color! As all of our 500+ attendees arrived to our 13th Hawaii Restaurant Association Hall of Fame, everyone’s focus was on our…

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Scary photos – NOT Trick OR Treats

October is always time for scary treats. Here are some photos of things I come across. These should all be avoided by Basic Sanitation 101. Do any of these conditions exist in your restaurant? We are all pretty good about cleaning things that are easily reached, but how many managers/Chefs look behind and under your…

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New Member Profile – Pyramid Insurance

Pyramid Insurance, a locally owned and one of the largest insurance agencies in Hawaii, is proud to be a member of the Hawaii Restaurant Association.  They are a full-service insurance agency that has access to the major property and casualty insurance companies and brokers which enables Pyramid Insurance to offer its customers a wide range…

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Executive Directors Message

The one thing that all of the inductees to our Hall of Fame has in common is that they all contributed greatly to our foodservice & business industry. They planted a seed that grew into a thriving business that supported our local families. They taught by example and showed that hard work can be rewarding.…

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HRA Industry Profile Joslynne McDonough – GM Hula Hula’s Grand Naniloa (Hilo)

Beauty and Grace with Passion and Place. “My mentors were industry Rockstars, James Beard-nominated chef Jamilka Borges of Independent and Hidden Harbor, and Advanced Sommelier Sarah Thomas of Le Bernadine, and co-creator of Kalamata’s Kitchen Kids Books,” said Hula Hula’s GM, Joslynne McDonough. While Joslynne McDonough grew up and cut her culinary teeth in Pittsburgh,…

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