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.


Veronica Kaneko of McDonalds, Kitty Sullivan Wo, Joanna Sullivan, and Aina Haina McDonald's Owners Colleen and Glenn Waki (from left to right)Veronica Kaneko of McDonalds, Kitty Sullivan Wo, Joanna Sullivan, and Aina Haina McDonald's Owners Colleen and Glenn Waki (from left to right)

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!

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