Some hiccups reported with restaurant card program


Jobless residents who received the Hawai‘i Restaurant Card have spent more than $17 million since the program launched in mid-October.

KAPA‘A — Since mid-October, unemployed residents on Kaua‘i have been “supporting local” by using their $500 restaurant debit cards issued by the state as part of the Economic Relief Program at local eateries. But restaurant owners say there are a few hiccups with the program that surfaced when the cards were first issued.