DRC Supports Local Eateries by Encouraging Employees to #EatLocal

May 20, 2020

There have been few sectors hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than hospitality and restaurants. Last month, DRC launched its “Treat Yourself and Eat Local” challenge to its employees to support local restaurants that we regularly frequent both near our office and where we live. Through the campaign and efforts of its employees, DRC provided just over $4000 in support to the restaurant industry in Hawaii and Philadelphia.

One of the surprising reminders of this challenge was just how many different cuisines and restaurant options we have. Participants patronized a wide range of tried and true favorites as well as sampling  somewhere new.  Employees filled their cravings with cuisines from Asia to Europe and everywhere in between at restaurants near them including:

La Tolteca Chipotle MW Restaurant
Zippys Himalayan Kitchen Viman Thai Cuisine
Kitty Knight House Mediterranean Kitchen Sugoi
Pho Saigon Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine MW Restaurant
Machete Mean Sandwiches Odoriko TEX 808
Mediterraneo Mini Garden Golden Eagle
El Tapatio J.B. Dawson’s Zena’s American Mediterranean Cuisine
Carollo’s Coconut Breeze Jamaican Restaurant Oahu Mexican Grill
Olive Garden Goma Tei Asahi Grill
Little Village Noodles House Panda Garden Pho Saigon
Amma’s South Indian Cuisine Tony’s King of Pizza Italian Delite
Pho Time Ripple of Smiles Machetes’s Mean Sandwiches
Shaloha Yanagi Sushi Farmhaus Burgers
Cajun King Doraku Sushi Sansom Kabob House
Cafe Sitaly Karma PJ Whelihans
Mexico Restaurant Mitch’s Fish Market & Sushi Bar Kau Kau Grill
Soon’s Kal Bi Drive In Maguro-ya La Pizza Rina
Bettys Burger Joint Vons Chicken HiBlend Health Bar and Cafe
Osaka Teppanyaki Kawano AROMA King of Prussia Kosmos Pizza
Dino’s Pizza and Pasta Hana Sushi Sushi King
9Bar Machete’s Alejandro’s
Pho 97 One Loco Moco Drive In Leonard’s bakery
Olay’s Thai Cuisine Julie’z Restaurant Bareburger Philadelphia
Spassos Italian Grill Songs Korean BBQ Restaurant Highway Inn
Navesink Fishery Cafe Maharani Thai Terrace Cuisine
El Burrito Shanghai The Other Place
Maggiano’s Shokudo Japanese Siam Garden Cafe
La Cucina Peppe’s Mexican Grill Oscar’s Mexican Food
Jollibee Thai Bistro O’Kims

As we continue to make our way in this new normal, please remember it couldn’t be less normal for local restaurants. Stay safe and continue to support your local communities and organizations like the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation, Hawaii Farm Bureau, and local restaurants in Hawaii and Philadelphia.