Hawaii McDonald’s restaurants offering free coffee

McDonald's McCafe CoffeeMcDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii is planning a second round of coffee sampling from September 16 to 29 where customers can get a free small hot cup of McCafe® coffee during breakfast hours at participating restaurants, no purchase necessary. In Hawaii only, the coffee is a unique Royal Kona Blend that now comes in a richer and bolder flavor. It is freshly roasted in Hawaii and supplied to McDonald’s by Hawaii Coffee Company.

“McDonald’s of Hawaii has been serving our Royal Kona Blend brand since its first restaurant opened in Aina Haina in 1968,” said Jim Lenhart, Hawaii Coffee Company vice president of sales and service. “We’re proud of our more than 40-year partnership and have enjoyed working with McDonald’s of Hawaii to develop quality local products for McDonald’s customers.”

In March, McDonald’s held a two-week giveaway of McCafe coffee, resulting in more than 22 million free cups of coffee. In Hawaii, about 220,000 cups were given away free to customers. “Our first free coffee event was a huge success in reacquainting customers with our enhanced Royal Kona Blend brand of McCafe,” said Melanie Okazaki, regional marketing manager of McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii. “This time around, we hope even more customers have a chance to get their morning pick-me-up with our McCafe along with their favorite breakfast meal.”

Customers who get their free cup of coffee will also receive a coupon for a medium McCafe Iced Coffee with the purchase of any lunch or dinner regular menu sandwich (excluding sandwiches on the Dollar Menu and More).

McDonald’s is also calling on people to “sip and tell” their embarrassing pre-coffee moments on social media with @McCafe using the hashtag #SipandTell. Social media fans can also get creative and show how they wake up with McCafe by posting photos and using the hashtag #mcdonaldshawaii. Select fans can earn an additional week of free coffee once the promotion ends on September 29, which is National Coffee Day.

About McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii

McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii has 85 restaurants and more than 5,200 employees in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. In Hawaii alone, the company has 75 restaurants and more than 4,600 employees. McDonald’s total economic impact on the state yearly, directly and indirectly, is about $370 million in spending and nearly 12,000 jobs in the community. McDonald’s prides itself on offering career opportunities to employees, with most managers staying with the company for more than 18 years. Follow McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii on Twitter at @McDonaldsHawaii.

About McDonald’s

McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options, including wholesome choices, made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 89 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds) and Facebook (Facebook.com/McDonalds) for updates on our business, promotions and products.

Maui beer featured on Hawaiian Airlines flights

Brewed on MauiMaui Brewing Co.‘s Bikini Blonde Lager will be offered on international routes on September 1, 2014, and domestic routes to and from the mainland on October 1, 2014 on Hawaiian Airlines.

“As Hawaii’s largest craft brewery we’re proud to partner with Hawaiian Airlines in having a truly local beer available to passengers. I am looking forward to enjoying a great beer as I travel to and from the islands,” says Garrett Marrero, Founder of Maui Brewing Co.

Bikini Blonde Lager is a filtered Munich Helles Lager brewed with floral hops and Pilsner and Munich malts. It’s a bold Lager, but smooth and refreshing.

Maui Brewing Co. is a craft brewery based in Maui, HI. As the largest authentic Hawaiian brewery, it currently has one brewery in Lahaina, and one brewpub in Kahana that creates more than 40 different styles on a rotating basis. In 2005 Maui Brewing Co. produced 400 barrels from the single brewpub and expanded into an additional brewery location in 2007, producing a little over 20,000 barrels in 2013.

MBC has remained consistent in the vision of our motto, “Handcrafted Ales & Lagers Brewed with Aloha.” This means respect for the environment, our community and people, as we strive for enjoyment in every high-quality craft beer brewed. The beers have been recognized worldwide for quality and innovation.

Maui Brewing Co. is currently in construction on a brewery in Kihei. This will help meet current demand, and give the ability to open additional markets. The goal is to be brewing, drinking, and shipping beer from this new brewery by the end of this year.

Courtesy Maui Brewing Company.