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It's been feast or famine for the restaurant industry during 2021

Noe Tanigawa
Hawai'i Public Radio

It has certainly been a wild ride for those in the food and restaurant industry. Feast or famine is how Doug Harris of Food Gurus Hawaii and the Harris Agency best describes 2021. The latest index for August shows that business softened following a red hot summer. The index tracks some 3 million transactions in the islands each month to try and understand the restaurant trends and the forces at play.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Oct. 6, 2021.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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