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February 15, 2018
News | Created with you in mind for improved navigation and efficiency   As part of our branding evolution, DCRA continues to provide Safe & Simple initiatives that provide safe outcomes for our community and are simple for our customers. We’re excited to announce the launch of additional online services, aimed at improving the way we serve District residents and...
February 15, 2018
Press Release | Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Restaurant Association releases its annual survey of 700 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation  – to predict food and beverage trends at restaurants in the coming year. The annual “What’s Hot” list gives a peak into which food, beverages and culinary concepts will be the...
February 9, 2018
News | National Restaurant Association With the nation nearing full employment, some restaurateurs say they’re experiencing staffing challenges due to the evaporating talent pool. Full employment is good for the country, but may present a challenge for our industry. In 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the turnover rate for restaurants and hospitality was 72.9 percent...
February 7, 2018
Press Release | New report shows trends in restaurant environmental practices WASHINGTON, D.C -- The National Restaurant Association released the 2018 edition of The State of Restaurant Sustainability to highlight sustainability efforts by restaurant operators. The report provides the latest trends in environmental practices in the restaurant industry, along with consumer insights. It aims to...
February 7, 2018
News | National Restaurant Association As the industry’s interest in environmental sustainability continues to grow, the National Restaurant Association has released a new report highlighting responsible actions restaurant and foodservice operators are taking. The State of Restaurant Sustainability focuses on the latest environmental trends and practices for the restaurant industry...
February 5, 2018
Press Release | Urbana to Provide Late-Night Bites & Cocktails for Monday, Friday & Saturday Evening Shows; Firefly to Serve Brunch for Sunday Matinee Shows WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 5, 2018) – Can the Resistance rise from the Underground? And who will lead them if they can? D.C. theater company, TBD Immersive, kicks off its production of...
February 1, 2018
Press Release | Incentive program for filling Class A and B office space expands at request of Council President Riemer and Councilmember Leventhal ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 1, 2018—County Executive Isiah Leggett expanded an economic development incentive for new businesses taking office space to include craft breweries, cideries, wineries, and distilleries, which is a change requested by Montgomery County...
January 31, 2018
News | The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) is a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and the outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry. Launched in 2002, the RPI is released on the last business day of each month. Latest RPI (released January 31, 2018) Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the Restaurant Performance...
January 29, 2018
News | National Restaurant Association - January 29, 2018 The use of new technology will help foodservice businesses respond more quickly and efficiently to foodborne illness outbreaks, according to food safety expert Beth Johnson. Johnson, CEO of Washington, D.C.-based Food Directions, recently addressed our Quality Assurance Executive Study Group (QA ESG) on the future of food safety. She...
January 25, 2018
Press Release | RAMW member restaurants welcome fans with Auto Show specials and promotions Washington, DC (January 25, 2018) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome the 2018 Washington Auto Show from January 26 – February 4, 2018. The annual show marks a new era for Washington, DC‘s largest public show. The...
January 22, 2018
Press Release | More robust alternative to existing table management and reservation systems launches with enthusiasm from top DC restaurants Top restaurant reservation management system, Reserve, has picked up steam in Washington, DC. Reserve is already well established in the most admired and award-winning restaurants in cities including New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, and...
January 17, 2018
Press Release | Radiator Celebrates Honor Along with Fortune Telling on Groundhog Day & Group Cocktails on “Pal-entine’s” Day WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 17, 2018) – Radiator’s Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden was named Washington D.C.’s “Best Chef on the Block” in the final round of a contest held by DC Refined on Monday. Next month, Chef Jonathan will advance...
January 16, 2018
News | Following on the heels of last month’s $1.5 trillion tax reform overhaul, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Servicereleased new guidance to help employers manage and update their employee payroll systems as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act begins to take effect. The sweeping changes to the tax code should result in more take-home pay for approximately 90 percent of employees...
January 12, 2018
News | In its continuing fight to advance and protect the restaurant industry, the National Restaurant Association has launched the first-ever Restaurant Law Center. The Restaurant Law Center, headed by Angelo Amador, the NRA’s senior vice president and regulatory counsel, will provide legal advocacy and strategy to the restaurant industry on cases before state and federal courts that...
January 5, 2018
Press Release | WASHINGTON, DC (Jan. 5, 2018) - Pepco today announced they will file with the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia in early February, outlining plans to provide annual tax savings to more than 296,000 electric customers in the District of Columbia. If approved, Pepco would plan to begin providing a credit lowering customer bills starting in the first quarter of 2018. The...

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