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Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association The counterpoint to delivery? On-premises dining that delivers a true “occasion.” Restaurant Industry 2030, just released from the National Restaurant Association, forecasts what our industry might look like 10 years out. While delivery and other off-premises dining will continue to gain market share, it has an equally strong flipside: Customers will crave the social connection of the dine-in experience, and they’ll expect a big experiential bang for their buck. Our panel of experts surveyed for the report say...
Signature promotion celebrates the restaurants that make our neighborhoods thrive. WASHINGTON, DC – (December 9, 2019) – Winter Restaurant Week, presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), returns as the region’s biannual celebration of outstanding restaurants that are the cornerstones of our communities. Hundreds of restaurants across dozens of neighborhoods throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia invite neighbors and visitors to enjoy specially priced, multi-course $35 dinner, $22 lunch, and $22 brunch menus. 250+...
Vegan & vegetarian options continue to grow in popularity as meat alternatives rise CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Grubhub, the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today released findings from its annual "Year in Food" report. To find out what food trends shaped the year (or didn't), Grubhub analyzed tens of millions of orders placed by more than 21 million diners on its platform to uncover the flavors and tastes rising up the ranks among today's diners. Additionally, diners will receive their personalized "Taste of...
TheFork Acquires Bookatable and Expands to the UK, Germany, Austria, Finland and Norway Markets PARIS, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michelin Guide has joined forces with TripAdvisor and TheFork to offer diners a complementary way to find their ideal dining experience, as well as improved access to a wider choice of high-quality restaurants around the world. Michelin and TripAdvisor, with its subsidiary TheFork, have entered into a content and licensing partnership to combine the gastronomic selection expertise of the Michelin Guide with the power of TripAdvisor's...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Big labor changes are coming in the next decade. Restaurateurs will hire older employees to staff their businesses. The restaurant industry, facing a tight labor market and the prospect of employing 17 million people by 2030, is bracing for sea change. Over the next 10 years, restaurant companies will hire older employees as its younger talent pool shrinks. The numbers don’t lie … According to the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Industry 2030: Actionable Insights for the Future, there will be...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association How to stand out when tourists come looking for a taste of your town Modern travel is an immersive, sensory experience. Tourists want to discover new experiences, and those include new foods and new kinds of restaurants. Younger consumers, especially, want a culinary taste of place in order to get a sense of place. They want to eat like the locals. Tourism business counts now for restaurants and may count even more in the future because travelers tend to be dine-in customers. Industry experts surveyed for the...
An in depth forecast of trends shaping the culinary and cultural landscape LOUISVILLE, KY, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) reveals data gathered from its international membership of over 2,400. It forecasts the most innovative trends in the culinary and cultural landscape for the next year. The report focuses on international, restaurant, catering, retail food, health and lifestyle, children, environmental policy and beverage trends looking at what's emerging, slowing down and just around the corner in the culinary and hospitality...
Kicking Off on Giving Tuesday, the Campaign Will Allow OpenTable Diners to Donate Points for the Third Consecutive Year SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of the holiday season, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), has once again partnered with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. With this year's partnership, OpenTable and No Kid Hungry will continue adding to the nearly 4 million total meals donated since first partnering together in 2017....
Dupont Circle Restaurant Will Offer $65 Seven-Course Seafood Menu from Executive Chef Ethan McKee on December 24 WASHINGTON, DC – Buon Natale! On Christmas Eve, Urbana will bring Italian holiday cheer to Dupont Circle with a special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu from Executive Chef Ethan McKee. The seven-course seafood menu will be available as a prix-fixe tasting menu for $65. Guests also have the option to select items a la carte or enjoy the modern Italian dishes on Urbana’s winter menu. Chef Ethan makes all pasta and pizza dough in-house and offers gluten-free options...
Diners Continue to Crave A Healthier Lifestyle with 'Keto' and 'Plant Based' Reviews Skyrocketing OpenTable Closes Out the Year, Celebrating a Milestone of More Than 10 Billion Diners Seated through its Software To Date SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Before closing the menu on 2019, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), today released a retrospective look back at this year's most popular dining trends. From trending reviews to dining behavior across the country,...
Explore the Best Restaurants and Bars Around the World LONDON, Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 50 Best, the brand behind The World's 50 Best Restaurants and The World's 50 Best Bars annual ranking and awards, announces the launch of 50 Best Discovery. For 17 years, 50 Best has been compiling authoritative rankings based on the votes of its extensive international network of experts. Until today, 50 Best only revealed the restaurants and bars which received sufficient votes for them to be ranked. 50 Best Discovery now provides a deeper, richer library for people...
Original content c/o: Nation's Restaurant News The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns restaurant operators not to serve lettuce from Salinas, CA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday urged restaurants not to sell or serve any romaine lettuce from Salinas, Calif. following a multistate outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7. A total of 40 people have fallen ill in 16 states, and among them 28 have been hospitalized, including five that have developed kidney failure. No deaths had been reported. The CDC had not identified a specific grower, supplier or distributor...
Find ultimate staycation guides, deals & discounts on staylocaldc.com WASHINGTON, D.C. /PRNewswire/ -- Destination DC (DDC) is embarking on a new consumer advertising and marketing campaign, Stay Local DC, promoting staycations in Washington, DC. The official marketing organization for the nation's capital, DDC aims to encourage families, friends, solo travelers and couples in the region to visits Washington, DC. Starting now and running through February 2020, visitors can access amazing hotel deals, world-class arts and culture offerings, delicious restaurants and free museums and...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Take every opportunity to be a part of Small Business Saturday. Restaurants are big contributors to their communities. On November 30 – between Black Friday and Cyber Monday – restaurateurs, retailers and consumers will have the opportunity to participate in Small Business Saturday to support the local businesses that support the neighborhood. Restaurants are important drivers of local business: Of the more than 1 million restaurants around the country, more than seven in 10 are single-unit stores. Nine in 10...
Original content c/o: Nation's Restaurant News The Miami-based Reef Technology parking facilities company is launching Reef Kitchens: a hub for delivery-only ghost kitchens Reef Technology — the Miami, Fla.-based parking facilities technology company — has entered the world of the virtual restaurant with its Reef Kitchens division, which will put delivery-based cloud kitchens inside their parking facilities. Reef Technology has 5,000 parking facilities across North America, calling each of their parking garages and lots an “ecosystem hub” with a...
Original content c/o: Nation's Restaurant News And why having a strong bar team is building sales at The Grape D’Vine, Hakkasan Restaurant Group, The Grey Plume The restaurant business is notorious for having a revolving door. The staff come, and they go, but sometimes, just sometimes, the good ones stay. Capturing them can be akin to netting a unicorn, for the truly good ones can be game changers for your business. Nowhere is this more important than for those who have a hand in the beverage sales of the operation. Keeping a keen eye out to identify strong talent is the first...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Full-timers especially are looking for a full plate of benefits. Tiered health-care plans, tuition reimbursement, even tattoos are in the offing. Good benefits are a badge of honor in the restaurant industry: “Get benefits worth bragging about,” touts a listing for one restaurant company’s management position. “If you aren't offering benefits to managers, you aren’t going to get them,” says restaurant consultant and accountant Rick Braa, owner of AMP Services LLP, Seattle. Braa works with nearly...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Supporting US service men and women is something the restaurant industry takes very seriously. The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation took the opportunity around Veterans Day to amplify the training and career opportunities our industry offers military personnel who have completed active duty and are returning to civilian life. November 11 to 17 also coincided with National Apprenticeship Week, and apprenticeship opportunities are very much a part of the educational offerings for service...
Culinary Stars Will Shine at The 38th Annual Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is excited to announce The 38th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, July 26, 2020. A centerpiece of the summer, The RAMMYS are presented in collaboration with top sponsor Events DC, and bring together culinary artists and hospitality professionals from across the region for one of the top black-tie events of the season. The long-standing awards honor the ability and accomplishments of...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association You might see some of these changes coming … but are you ready? As part of the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Industry 2030 report, we partnered with the futurists at Foresight Alliance to identify 10 possible disruptors that could impact restaurants – forces outside the restaurant industry that have the potential to shake up the way restaurants do business. Of course, disruptions have a flipside for forward-looking restaurateurs: opportunity. The key is to start thinking about the future now. Among...
Washington, DC – (November 14, 2019) – Gobble ‘til you wobble: Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) members invite DMV diners to have stress-free Thanksgivings, offering festive prefixed all-inclusive buffets, full-service catering options, meals-2-go, dine-in specials + more – read on for great ways to have your best (and easiest) turkey day yet! 2019 Participating Locations: GLOVER PARK / 2418 Wisconsin Avenue NW, WDC 20007  |  p: 202.333.2558 ARLINGTON / 3471 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201  |  p: 703.528.9663...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Inclusion will help drive profitability and relevance for restaurants committed to diversity. A demographic shift is happening in the United States. By 2030, the number of Hispanic-, Asian- and African-Americans will grow to represent a larger proportion of the US population than 2020, according to data reported in the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Industry 2030: Actionable Insights for the Future report. By the numbers The country’s demographics are indeed changing, reflected in the number...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Cost of food safety training is a bargain in comparison. Wonder how much a foodborne illness outbreak could cost your restaurant? The amount you spend could range from thousands to literally millions of dollars, especially when lawsuits and reputational damage are in the mix. Here’s where some of the money goes if an outbreak is traced to your operation: Business lost closing your restaurant to clean and sanitize it. Business lost waiting for the health department to approve reopening. Throwing out all potentially...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Restaurants share their best ideas for recruiting good employees and keeping them once they’re on board. Restaurants don’t just have to fill seats. They have to fill jobs, and careers. And in a tight labor market, it’s getting more difficult to find and retain employees. But new approaches, many with a personal touch and others that lean on technology or financial incentives, can help operators succeed at recruiting and retaining great employees by making...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Get a rare glimpse into the restaurant industry 10 years from now and take away insights you can begin to act on today. Whether you’re an operator or supplier, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Industry 2030 report is key to your strategic plan. It’s full of insights to help you prepare for and capitalize on upcoming trends, developments, demographic changes, and industry challenges. As society’s pace and technology speed up exponentially, it’s even more important for restaurants to...

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