Honoring Sully at McDonald's Aina Haina Blessing
If you've driven through East Oahu in the last few months and noticed that there were suddenly two McDonald's next door to each other at Aina Haina Shopping Center, you might have wondered what was going on.
Well, it has been 42 years since our very own founder, Maurice J. "Sully" Sullivan, opened the doors to the first McDonald's franchise in Hawaii at its current Aina Haina location. The new McDonald's will replace the existing one and serves as one of the latest updates to the recent beautification and renovation of Aina Haina Shopping Center, including Foodland Aina Haina's metamorphosis to Foodland Farms in February of 2010.
Last Tuesday evening, Sully was honored by the current owners of the Aina Haina McDonald's, Glenn and Colleen Waki, at the grand opening and Hawaiian blessing for the new restaurant. On his behalf, Maurice Sullivan’s daughter, Kitty Sullivan Wo, wife Joanna Sullivan, and son-in-law Roger Wall, were honored at the event.
As we remember Sully's legacy as a pioneering entrepreneur and humanitarian, we are excited to see both new facilities, McDonald's and Foodland Farms, thrive and serve for generations to come. We're also looking forward to this Friday, May 6th, which marks our 63rd Anniversary as Hawaii's largest, locally owned, and operated grocery retailer. We invite you to shop at your local Foodland this week and check back on our website for special offers to come, celebrating our 63 years of serving Hawaii!
Bag Up Hunger at Foodland!
“I’m hungry.” This is an unfortunate, but all too common phrase, said by the thousands of people in Hawaii who struggle to find their next meal. According to the Hunger in America 2010 report by Feeding America, more than 14% of Hawaii’s population receives emergency food assistance. The face of Hawaii’s hungry ranges in all ages, from young to old, and across all ethnicities of our island population.
Are you a part of the growing number of people interested in supporting local and buying local? We are too! It's a huge initiative that's gaining a lot of traction here in Hawaii, and we at Foodland are hoping to make it easier for you all to join in the movement!
As a part of our ongoing push for local visibility in our stores, we've introduced new signs to help make buying local easy!
Just look for the new orange signs to find locally made ... more »
As we kick off our 10th annual Shop For Higher Education program, we are excited about its significant value in helping Hawaii’s students achieve their dreams of attending college and reaching their career goals. Each year past scholarship recipients and their parents tell us how grateful they are for our scholarships. Without financial aid resources like Foodland’s Shop for Higher Education, many high school ... more »
Two million dollars? $2,001,089.19 to be exact....that's how much our Foodland customers raised through Foodland's annual Give Aloha program last year. Now in our 16th year, we hope to surpass the $2 million mark again, from September 1-30. You may know that Give Aloha, Foodland’s annual community matching gifts program, was started to honor the legacy of our store founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan, who was known for his ... more »
Jenai Wall, Foodland CEO & Chairman, recently took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by dumping a Foodland Reusable Bag filled with ice over her head and extended the challenge to the Foodland main office and all Foodland store employees across Hawaii!
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Have you heard of the hot new acclaimed MW Restaurant, just opened in Honolulu last year? We're excited to have MW's Chef Wade Ueoka join us at Foodland Kapolei this Saturday, August 16th, at 11 am for our 3rd Hawaii's Farmers & Chefs Event in support of the 2014 Hawaii ... more »
It's that time of year again and we're partnering with local Farmers and Hawaii's Top Chefs for cooking demonstrations at select Foodland locations in support of the 4th annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. This Saturday, Chef Keoni Chang kicks off the first of four Hawaii's Farmers & Chefs events at 11 am at Foodland Farms Aina Haina. Chef Chang will be preparing and sampling a Crispy Fried Chicken with Kukui ... more »
Have you ever been so busy that you missed a meal because you didn’t have the time to eat? Surely it happens to all of us occasionally, but once we realize it, we hardly give it a second thought because we know we can eat almost whenever we please - some families in our communities don't always have that luxury.