Your Advocate in the Industry
The Hawaii Restaurant Association is the organization unifying, representing and supporting the Hawaii restaurant and food service industry
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
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We exist to provide exceptional value through membership benefits, industry advocacy, community involvement, educational resources and networking opportunities.
Left to right: Executive Director Sheryl Matsuoka, Government Relations Lead Victor Lim, Honorable Governor David Ige, Past Chair Tom Jones, Past Chair Greg Maples
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