Great Information from the 1st “Talk Story with Legislators”

On Monday February 24, Big City Diner Windward Mall hosted our 1st “Talk Story with Legislators” With several restaurant owners, managers, plus allied industries that support restaurants attending, Discussions included ways to present a more powerful message on issues that affect Hawaiian Restaurants to the State Legislative bodies.  The highlight was when Senator Scot Matayoshi…

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March 2020 Executive Directors Message

I am inviting you to join restaurateurs & industry Leaders at our Central Oahu Talk Story with our Legislators on March 19th.   Didn’t see the announcement? Email: info@hawaiirestaurant.org. We have had an exciting February, with much more to come. HRA had a successful Legislative Windward Restaurant Talk Story at Big City Diner – Windward Mall. …

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HRAEF 1st Annual Chili Cookoff

The HRA Educational Foundation (HRAEF) Prostart is pleased to report that their latest fundraiser, “The Great Hawaiian Chili Cookoff,” was a huge success! This event, which took place on March 7 at Koko Marina, featured teams from 3 high schools and 13 local restaurant industry partners who competed for the honor of being able to…

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Hawaii Energy – Restaurant BONUS Offer!!

Hey restaurants, don’t miss out on 2x the rebates! Did you know that restaurants use approximately 5-7 more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings?  That can really cut into your revenue, so to help you out, Hawai’i Energy has DOUBLED their rebates for restaurant equipment until May 31!  That means twice the cash back for you on appliances like…

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New Member Profile – Gecko Hospitality

Gecko Hospitality franchise partners and recruiters work as a team to ensure every one of our offices across North America finds and places only the best professionals from our nationwide database of top-tier candidates. Our CPC-certified team uses a rigorous interview process in combination with an applicant tracking system to connect professionals from our national…

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February Executive Directors Message

Executive Director Message February 2020  HRA members had a ROARING great time at our Annual Holiday Party! Mahalo to the Hukilau Restaurant, Anheuser-Busch, Rainbow Sales & Marketing, Market Advantage, David Livingston, Duke’s Waikiki & all our sponsors & volunteers. Congratulations to our winners!  We share some photos below. See you next year! Join us on…

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ProStart Chili Cook-off !!!

Attention Chili Lovers!   The HRA Educational Foundation is very excited to announce our next fundraiser to support their ProStart Program!   Please join us on March 7 at Koko Marina 11am-2pm for The Great Hawaiian Chili Cookoff! This fun event will feature teams from Kaiser HS, Leilehua HS and even Kohala HS from the Big Island who will…

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Free Worksite Biometric Screenings with HMAA!

HMAA is pleased to offer FREE Blood Pressure and Body Composition screenings to HRA member businesses again this year! This is an easy and convenient way to incorporate wellness initiatives in the workplace and for employees to take the next step toward healthy living! Who is eligible Employers with an HMAA medical plan may host…

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New Member Profile – Slateshore Recovery

Attention HRA Members Has your company accepted Visa or MasterCard branded credit cards between January 1, 2004 – January 24, 2019?  If so, you may be eligible to recover a portion of an approximate $6 Billion Settlement that was preliminarily approved by the court. New HRA member, Slateshore Recovery, is here to help you claim your settlement.…

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1st Annual HRAEF Chili Cookoff

The HRA Educational Foundation is excited to announce that we have finalized the date of our next fundraiser! We will be holding the first annual Hawaiian Chili Cookoff on March 7 at Koko Marina! The event will be 11am-2pm and will be designed as a competition. Oahu ProStart high schools Kaiser and Leilehua as well…

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Your Investment in Food Safety Training

Making sure your guests have delicious AND Safe Food should always be a top priority in your Restaurant. You should always reach for a higher standard for both. The higher standard for your food may be to feature local produce. The higher standard for Food Safety is ServSafe ® Food Managers Certification. Why is ServSafe…

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January 2020 Executive Director Message

I would like to personally thank all of you for your continued support of our Hawaii Restaurant Association. In 2020, I look forward to seeing our food service industry grow even stronger! HRA has another action-packed year planned for our members! January 27th, Monday – HRA’s Annual Holiday Party. Roar into 2020 with industry leaders…

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Exciting New Benefit with HDS

Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) is the leading dental benefits provider in the State, offering the largest network of participating dentists in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. As an affiliate of Delta Dental, the largest dental insurer in the nation, HDS members also have access to a nationwide network throughout the United States. The Hawaii Restaurant Association…

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New Member Profile – Sustainable Island Products

Sustainable Island Products is a family-owned, Hawaii-based distributor of more than 450 compostable and recyclable products. We supply eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives to many single-use items routinely used in Big Island restaurants, grocery stores, schools, hotels, and offices. SIP’s product lines include cold cups, deli containers, hot cups and soup containers, cutlery, plates, clamshells, napkins,…

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HRAEF – Tis the Season of Giving and Gratitude

As the season of giving and gratitude is upon us, the HRAEF would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge some of our dedicated volunteers who have donated their time, professional expertise and in-kind items to help further our mission over the past month. Mahalo to our new advisory board member David Gutierrez,…

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December 2019 Executive Director Message

2019 was an amazing year! From building new relationships to continuing to build upon our lifelong partnerships, I am beyond grateful for the many successes this year has provided. As we prepare for the New Year, it is important to take a look and revisit the many events that made 2019 so successful. At HRA,…

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