HONOLULU (KHON2) — Since they’re closed Friday and Saturday, there’s only one day left to order from Dean’s Drive Inn. The Kaneohe restaurant will have their last day on Sunday, July 10.
Restaurant owner Dean Mishima told KHON2 of the closure last month. With the rising cost of supplies and ingredients, he said it no longer made sense to remain open.
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After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Mishima said the restaurant took a turn, and it has been one hit after another. Last year, they renovated the place after a flood, but their dining room was kept closed due to staffing shortages. The rising cost with inflation was the final straw.
Watch his interview with KHON2 on June 13:
Mishima bid farewell to his customers on Instagram, saying it was a difficult decision to make.
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As a reminder, gift certificates must be used by Sunday, July 10, their last day of business.