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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...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Beverages present an untapped, incremental revenue opportunity for restaurants leveraging third-party delivery.  Everyone’s talking about the disruptive effect third-party delivery has on traditional restaurant operations – but not much has been written about how beverages fit into the equation. According to the marketing team at The Coca-Cola Company, 70% to 80% of on-premises restaurant transactions include a beverage in the order, compared to only a small fraction of third-party delivery orders. “When it...
Fans Encouraged to Use Public Transit, Sign Up for Text Alerts from the District (WASHINGTON, DC) – The #SportsCapital is having a parade to celebrate the Washington Nationals World Series victory! To ensure the celebration is a safe and enjoyable experience for all, the Bowser Administration has coordinated service and logistical operations across multiple District agencies, with updates and modifications listed below. The Washington Nationals Championship Parade is scheduled for 2:00pm on Saturday, November 2. The parade will begin on Constitution Avenue NW at 15th Street NW,...
As an organization that serves local business owners and customers, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is proud to join with American Express to support the 10th annual Small Business Saturday® this November 30, 2019! Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition and part of a nationwide Shop Small® Movement dedicated to supporting all kinds of small businesses. From the corner store to your favorite diner to a trendy online boutique, it’s unique small...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Government and industry partner to fight food waste in the US Restaurants, grocers, and food manufacturers this week officially teamed up with the federal government to find ways to cut billions of pounds of food waste at every step of the process – from the field through processing to groceries, restaurants and home fridges. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates we waste between 30% and 40% of the food supply each year. At the same time, USDA estimates 37 million people live in food-insecure...
WASHINGTON, DC – What a time to be a Washingtonian in the sports world – our hometown team can officially say #FIGHTFINISHED as the 2019 MLB World Series Champions, and the fun isn't over yet! With the 2019 Washington Nationals Championship Parade scheduled for this coming weekend to celebrate this historic occasion, Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members throughout the region's vibrant neighborhoods continue to show their support and Nationals' pride wearing/decking their businesses out in red and offering contests/...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Leading restaurant company pros swapped tips on purchasing, packaging and recruitment at our Supply Chain Management conference. More than 230 restaurant industry professionals came to Orlando, Fla., in late October for our Supply Chain Management  group’s fall conference. Topping the agenda: the state of affordable sustainable packaging the role of technology in supply-chain food safety developing negotiation skills attracting younger people to the supply-chain management profession. Here are a few...
Original content c/o: Technical.ly George Washington University students, staff and faculty can access TwentyTables' app to purchase meals using their GWorld Dining Cash accounts. DC-based TwentyTables, creator of an app that connects users to fixed-cost meal options from local restaurants, announced that it is expanding its partnership George Washington University. GW’s dining program will integrate with TwentyTables’ platform to expand access to affordable food for students, faculty and staff. Starting today, TwentyTables will manage a rotating variety of food trucks with...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Food-safety professionals shared training and tips on how to respond to incidents in a way that protects guests, employees and the business. Food-safety professionals, gathered for the Food Safety & Quality Assurance Executive Study Group conference in Orlando, Fla., shared their best food-safety training tips, effective food safety practices in the millennial era, and how to respond to an incident in a way that protects the guests, employees and the business. At this year's conference, Hal King shared insights on how...
Original contect c/o: National Restaurant Association The tide of new technology may seem overwhelming, but it promises to enhance the hospitality at the heart the restaurant industry. “Customers today interact with restaurants more and more often outside the four walls of the actual restaurant,” said Focus Brands’ Michael Verdesca, executive vice president and chief information officer, during a panel at FSTEC 2019 in Dallas. It’s imperative that you have a presence everywhere your customers are likely to connect with you, via your app, third-party delivery apps,...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Labor force growth will be dominated by older adults during the next decade, which will have implications for the restaurant workforce. As of September 2019, the U.S. economy had added jobs in 108 consecutive months. That’s the longest uninterrupted streak of job growth on record, and resulted in an addition of more than 21 million jobs. Despite the steady gains, the current expansion contained only one year (2015) in which the economy posted job growth above 2 percent. As a result, the current decade is on pace to be the second-...
(WASHINGTON, DC) – With the World Series coming to Washington, DC this weekend, Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) are working with members from across the District to offer special World Series promotions and watch parties. In addition to encouraging fans and residents to use public transportation, to arrive at the ballpark early, to drink responsibly, and to cheer loudly, Mayor Bowser is also encouraging residents and visitors to support local businesses as they celebrate the Nationals and cheer the team on to victory. More information...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association The world and workplace are increasingly multicultural. Enhance your cultural intelligence and embrace diversity to benefit your business. Do you have the knowledge and skills necessary to engage people from different cultural backgrounds effectively? Do you know what unconscious bias is, or the negative impact it can have on your restaurant’s operations and sales? Gerry Fernandez, founder and president of the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance, an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association,...
Original Content c/o: National Restaurant Association The initiative will help cooks advance their careers and continue the industry's commitment to diversity inclusion. Restaurant cooks will now have an opportunity to advance their careers through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's new apprenticeship program. Armed with a grant for $450,000 from the Lumina Foundation, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has introduced a new program that will teach adults the basic skills necessary to become professional cooks,...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Your National Restaurant Association membership entitles you to discounts on great products and services. Visit our new Marketplace. The bottom line is top of mind for restaurant operators; any means they can find to reduce their operating costs is welcome. With this in mind, National Restaurant Association has created Marketplace, a new program that helps members purchase key restaurant-operation products and services at member-discounted prices. The Association, in partnership with vetted industry suppliers, has put...
Make planning all your holiday parties & corporate gatherings a breeze: Choose from select award-winning Metropolitan area restaurants offering early booking specials when you take advantage of their expertly designed spaces ready to host your events with delicious food & cocktails or full-service catering options – contact their event teams today to start planning your next gathering! Toro Toro | DOWNTOWN / FRANKLIN SQUARE 1300 I Street NW, WDC 20005  //  202.628.9500 Instagram: @torotorodc  |  Facebook: @ToroToroDC  |  Twitter: @...
MICHELIN Guide  //  Washington, DC  //  October 1, 2019 Four new one-starred restaurants land in the nation’s capital.   The selection for the MICHELIN Guide Washington, DC 2020 has been released, recognizing 18 starred establishments, four of which are new. “Our inspectors are especially impressed by the range and diversity of cuisine in Washington, DC, which reflects Washington’s culture as a global crossroads for governments and travelers,” says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guide. “Of the...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association The regulation is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020. The US Department of Labor Sept. 24 released a new federal overtime regulation. The rule revises the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) test for determining when an employee is exempt from earning overtime pay, also known as the “white collar” overtime exemptions. The Department estimates that 1.2 million additional workers will be entitled to overtime pay as result of the increase to the standard salary level. The final rule will be published in the Federal Register...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Week 4 of National Food Safety Month focuses on reinforcing the importance of food safety with staff members. It will protect your guests and business. As National Food Safety Month ends, week 4 is focused on ways to keep employees engaged in maintaining their commitment to following and maintaining the highest food-safety standards. Download all four weeks of National Food Safety Month content free Each year, the National Restaurant Association uses National Food Safety Month to help operators reinforce the importance of...

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