At Your Service
By Nicole Monton
Appetites around the state are ramping up with the latest talk of the town: Restaurants can reopen for dine-in services starting Friday, June 5 — with adjustments, of course.
Leading the effort to help eateries reopen and adhere to federal, national and local safety guidelines is Hawai‘i Restaurant Association, a unifying force for the state’s food service industry.
“It’s a very difficult task,” says HRA chairman Tom Jones, who also is president and co-owner of REI Food Service LLC. “But if the governor and his administration can come up with a tiered process to prescreen tourists and keep Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 infection rate at or near zero, the state would be one of the most sought-after vacation destinations and worth the wait.”