VIDEO: Senator McCreadie Calls on Hawaii Based Restaurant Chain to Adopt Chamorro Greeting at Its Guam Restaurant

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Guam – Senator Brant McCreadie has issued a statement calling on the newly opened restaurant “Eggs n’ Things” to take the Hafa Adai Pledge.

Eggs n’ Things” is a Hawaii based restaurant chain. Their Guam restaurant is located on Pale San Vitores Road in Tumon. Employees traditionally greet customers with the Hawaiian greeting, “Aloha”. 

However in a release, Senator McCreadie says he hasreceived multiple requests from local residents to reach out to Eggs n’ Things to ask them to use traditional Chamorro greetings”, like Hafa Adai and Si Yu’us Masse, ” when welcoming customers in addition to traditional Hawaiian greetings”. 

In his release, MCreadie encourages “‘Eggs n’ Things’ to embrace Guam’s culture in the same way that the people of Guam are sure to embrace them” by taking  the Guam Visitors Bureau’s Håfa Adai Pledge, which asks businesses and individuals to use traditional Chamorro greetings. 

A manager at the restaurant declined comment saying he was unaware of the Senator McCreadie’s concerns.

READ the release from Senator McCreadie below:

Senator McCreadie asks Hawaii-based restaurant to take Håfa Adai Pledge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2014

The following is a statement from Senator McCreadie regarding the letter he sent to Eggs n’ Things urging them to take the Guam Visitors Bureau’s Håfa Adai pledge.

“I am always pleased to see new businesses open on island, and I welcome Eggs n’ Things to Guam and wish them every success. Over the past week however, I have received multiple requests from local residents to reach out to Eggs n’ Things to ask them to use traditional Chamorro greetings when welcoming customers in addition to traditional Hawaiian greetings. As someone who was born and raised in Hawai’i who now calls Guam home, I know the immense pride both our communities place on our cultures and traditions. I encourage Eggs n’ Things to embrace Guam’s culture in the same way that the people of Guam are sure to embrace them, and I further encourage them to become a member of the Guam Visitors Bureau’s Håfa Adai Pledge.”

 Senator McCreadie asks Hawaii-based restaurant to take Håfa Adai Pledge 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 7, 2014

 

The following is a statement from Senator McCreadie regarding the letter he sent to Eggs n’ Things urging them to take the Guam Visitors Bureau’s Håfa Adai pledge.

 

“I am always pleased to see new businesses open on island, and I welcome Eggs n’ Things to Guam and wish them every success. Over the past week however, I have received multiple requests from local residents to reach out to Eggs n’ Things to ask them to use traditional Chamorro greetings when welcoming customers in addition to traditional Hawaiian greetings. As someone who was born and raised in Hawai’i who now calls Guam home, I know the immense pride both our communities place on our cultures and traditions. I encourage Eggs n’ Things to embrace Guam’s culture in the same way that the people of Guam are sure to embrace them, and I further encourage them to become a member of the Guam Visitors Bureau’s Håfa Adai Pledge.”