Benefits

When you join the Hawai’i Restaurant Association, you become a part of a high-powered network of services that can help you over the hurdles to a new level of success in your business. These services range from advice on recipes to governmental issues to marketing information. Membership links you with 28,000 members across the globe, representing over 175,000 foodservice outlets and allied members supporting the industry. Since regular membership in the Hawaii Restaurant Association automatically entitles you to membership in the National Restaurant Association, you receive access to a wealth of benefits and resources from both associations.

HRA benefits include:

  • Legislative Lobbyist
    The HRA staff serves as a sentinel for all restaurateurs, opposing unfavorable bills or laws affecting the foodservice industry on the City, State, and Federal levels. The HRA also introduces pro-business legislation, educates legislators on restaurant issues and endorses candidates with a history of helping the restaurant industry.
  • Weekly E-newsletter
    Keeping you informed about local and national industry news.
  • Merchant Fees
    Discounted rates for credit card processing.
  • Business Services at special pricing
    Website development, Diners Club guide, dental insurance services, music licensing, employment services and business solutions.
  • Website Listing
    Opportunity to promote your business on the HRA website.
  • You Make News
    Customized press release service available at special pricing.
  • Educational Seminars
    TAn invitation to workshops and seminars, including seminars on safe food handling (ServSafe).
  • Professional Recognition
    A Hawaii Restaurant Association decal on your door or window lets your customers know you are a member of the industry’s leading trade association. Immediate professional recognition is gained when both the HRA and NRA logos are included on menus and in advertising.
  • Networking
    An opportunity to build relationships and create new customers at association functions.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Program
    Discounted rates on workers compensation, TDI, hospitalization, dental and vision insurance.
  • Special Events
    An invitation to the annual Progressive Dinner, Installation Banquet, Golf Fest and more.
  • Internet Restaurant Guide
    A listing with premium placement and content not available to non-members in the HRA’s upcoming all-inclusive Internet Restaurant Guide.

NRA benefits include:

  • Legal Advice
    Access to an in-house staff attorney for industry issues as well as discounts on NRA legal publications and legal reports.
  • Health and Safety Information
    Access to health and safety experts on staff for questions on issues from food safety to kitchen construction.
  • NRA Website
    Quick access to the latest information, press releases, government issues, trends and the dining guide.
  • NRA SmartBriefSmartBrief
    FDaily industry news by e-mail.
  • Washington Report
    Free subscription to the bi-weekly reports on government actions affecting the foodservice industry. Tax proposals, court decisions, regulatory agency activities and much more are relayed to you.
  • Voice in the Legislative Process
    The Association aggressively pursues changes in proposed legislation and regulations that affect your bottom line.   Membership gives you representation so that your viewpoint can be heard.
  • Annual Restaurant/Hotel-Motel Show
    Free admission to the nation’s largest hospitality convention where members have the opportunity to attend educational seminars by industry experts.
  • Publications, Educational and Training Discounts
    Substantial discounts on a large variety of research reports and how-to publications.  Includes discounts on seminars and educational materials for foodservice managers.
  • Find Suppliers
    NRA Buyers’ Guide offers one-stop shopping for more than 2,500 of the industry’s top suppliers of products and services.
  • Executive Study Groups
    Expand the expertise of top-level managers and directors through one of the NRA’s nine executive study groups.