Your Advocate in the Industry

The Hawaii Restaurant Association is the organization unifying, representing and supporting the Hawaii restaurant and food service industry

Membership Benefits

As a busy restaurant operator, think of HRA’s restaurant membership as your trusted advisor and resource when navigating your business. We can provide legal resources, training and certification for you and your staff, advocacy representation, operations support, and community engagement as part of your membership. There is strength in numbers – joining the HRA pledges your support to the foodservice and restaurant industry.

  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Networking & Community Engagement
  • Education & Future Employee Development
  • Special membership discounts
  • News-Resources-Support

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Left to right: Executive Director Sheryl Matsuoka, Government Relations Lead Victor Lim, Honorable Governor David Ige, Chairman Tom Jones, Chairman Greg Maples

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Recent News

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

James Beard Foundation – Industry Research Study

James Beard Foundation – Industry Research Study

The James Beard Foundation is conducting a research study to better understand what the future of the industry looks like, the needs of operators and employees, and the interests of workers to persist in the industry. The "Food and Beverage Industry Benchmark Study"...

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September 2021 Executive Directors Message

September 2021 Executive Directors Message

Want to make a difference by getting more involved in the restaurant industry? Join a Hawaii Restaurant Association committee We have many opportunities to serve. The HRA Events Committee has started planning 2022 events which include the Hall of Fame Gala & Golf...

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Saving money AND power with Hawaii Energy

Saving money AND power with Hawaii Energy

Introducing ... Hawaii Energy's EmPOWER Grant Program! Our newest Grant program will provide reimbursement funding to Hawai'i's small businesses and nonprofits interested in implementing energy efficiency projects at their facilities. This would include restaurants in...

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