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Original content c/o: Bruce Adelson, Attorney at Law Racial slurs, intolerant comments, discriminatory actions often flare up without warning. The businesses where they occur must act swiftly and without hesitation to stamp them out and end the behavior. Otherwise, news of intolerant incidents will go viral, spreading quickly through all corners of social media. Once the viral phenomenon hits, businesses risk much – in lost revenue, negative attention, damaged reputation, and possible lawsuits. To guard against such events, businesses must be proactive with zero tolerance...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association A decade from now, most Gen Zers will be in their 20s and 30s. Are you ready to serve them? Restaurant guests of the future will be interested in many things, including everything from a restaurant’s sustainability efforts to convenience and value. But it’s a sure bet that healthful menu options will be at the top of their list. Restaurant experts surveyed for the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Industry 2030 report identified “more healthy options on menus” as one of the Top 25...
Original content: DCist By Jacob Fenston What would it take to keep most of the waste produced in DC out of landfills and incinerators? It would require wide-ranging changes to how residents and businesses deal with what they toss out — from batteries to glass bottles — according to new legislation making its way through the DC Council. Sequoia Ireland works the compost drop off site in Columbia Heights. The city is trying to increase its rate of composting. Photo Credit: Jacob Fenston / WAMU What would it take to keep most of the waste produced in DC out of...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Restaurants in 2030 may be offering meals that provide specific health benefits, on an increasingly personalized level. Like most other businesses, restaurants are gearing up to serve an older demographic in the future. An estimated one in five Americans (21%, or 73.1 million people) will be age 65 and older in 2030, compared with 13% (40.3 million) in 2010, according to Census projections. As older adults claim a bigger slice of the demographic pie, restaurants are focused on the trends and disruptors that come with an aging...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Get your staff up to speed on safe alcohol service. Holiday celebrations can bring in a lot of business for restaurants and bars. According to market research firm Technomic, alcohol sales during the fourth quarter of the year can account for up to 30% of alcohol sales overall (retail and restaurant). As operations get busy, staff members need to stay focused on serving alcohol responsibly, says Jay Lerdal, program manager for the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Alcohol training program. During holiday...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Over the next decade, expect to excel at turning intel into management magic. You’ve heard it, and you’ve probably said it: “How did we ever survive without a smartphone?” A little over a decade after the iPhone’s 2007 debut, the smartphone has embedded itself into every aspect of our lives. It likely won’t take 10 years for today’s technologies to become our new normal, even those that sound “sci-fi” today. Real-time-data feedback is one technology likely to become a common part...
Washington, DC – (December 10, 2019) – Pop. Fizz. Clink! Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) members invite DMV diners to celebrate the New Year in style with all-inclusive party packages, decadent prix fixe menus + more – read on for specials & booking details at critically-acclaimed restaurants. - - L O C A T I O N S - - Ambar Capitol Hill | BARRACKS ROW / CAPITOL HILL 523 8th Street SE, WDC 20003 // 202.813.3039 Instagram: @ambar_capitol_hill  |  Facebook: @AmbarCapitolHill  |  Twitter: @AmbarCapHill Have a...
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...
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 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...

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