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10 11, 2017

Dean & Deluca Opens Second Hawaii Location in Royal Hawaiian Center

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Dean & Deluca has opened its second Hawaii location on the ground floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center  |  COURTESY ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER Dean & Deluca has opened its second Hawaii location on the first floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center. The new 1,144-square-foot store is a grab-and-go concept, and joins the New York-based company’s

6 11, 2017

Ruth’s Chris Corporate Buying Six Hawaii Restaurants From Franchisee for $35M

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Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. said Friday that it is acquiring six Hawaii Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants from franchisee Desert Island Restaurants for approximately $35 million in cash. Scottsdale, Arizona-based Desert Island Restaurants, operated by founder and CEO Randy Schoch, has been the franchisee for Ruth’s Chris restaurants in Waterfront Plaza in Honolulu, at Waikiki Beach Walk,

29 10, 2017

Exclusive First Look at Outrigger’s Newly Renovated Reef Bar and Market Grill

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The Reef Bar and Market Grill opened Monday at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort in the former Shore Bird Restaurant and Beach Bar space, which closed last month. Maui designer Roger Dean Gagon renovated the 12,000-square-foot space, which now has a lighter color scheme, updated furniture and an improved menu and seats 280. “We had a

20 10, 2017

Sysco Scoops Up Another Foodservice Distributor

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Houston-based Sysco Corp. will acquire HFM FoodService, a Hawaii-based foodservice distributor. Houston-based Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY) announced Oct. 17 it will acquire HFMFoodService, a Hawaii-based foodservice distributor. The value of the deal was not disclosed, but HFM reports about $290 million in annual sales, according to a press release. Sysco plans to retain HFM’s executive leadership team and all current associates. Founded

15 10, 2017

Costco Rolls Out Same-Day and Two-Day Online Grocery Delivery

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A customer carries a shopping bag inside a Costco Wholesale Corp. store in Miami,… more As more grocery stores around the country are offering delivery options, Costco Wholesale is jumping on the bandwagon. The Issaquah-based warehouse club launched a two-day "CostcoGrocery" delivery option for non-perishable grocery items this week, Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said on a conference

15 10, 2017

Tax Breaks Proposed For Organic Farms And ‘Ocean Friendly’ Restaurants

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Councilwoman Kymberly Pine is also still pushing a measure to ban plastic foam takeout containers. Councilwoman Kymberly Pine of the Leeward Coast is rolling out what she calls her “sustainability package,” a series of bills to promote organic farming and reduce the amount of waste produced on Oahu. Her first measure would ban food takeout containers made

6 10, 2017

These North Shore Food Trucks Are Under Fire From Environmentalists

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North Shore Food Trucks A petition seeks to force the city to enforce land use and coastal zone management laws designed to protect marine areas from overuse. An encampment of food trucks and picnic tables with grass-thatch umbrellas, portable generators and views of picturesque Sharks Cove might seem like just the kind of

24 09, 2017

Ko Olina Four Seasons to Rebrand Signature Restaurant Through Partnership with Michael Mina

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Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina has partnered with celebrity chef Michael Mina to rebrand its signature restaurant, Fish House. Mina’s Fish House has a grand opening slated for December, and will include architectural and decor changes for the beach-side eatery as well as an outdoor bread oven and private dining room. It will also have