More than $6.5 million spent at Big Island eateries, thanks to restaurant cards

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Hana Kipilii holds her son, Pohai, while shopping for tea with Uou Kipilii at Puna Chocolate Company and Cafe in Hilo on Tuesday.

The state’s restaurant card program comes to an end next week, after residents used it to spend more than $6.5 million at Big Island restaurants alone over two months.