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Think Big When It Comes to Shopping Small

November 21, 2019
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 have fewer than 50...

The RAMMYS Return to Celebrate the Region’s Restaurants on July 26, 2020

November 18, 2019
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...Read more

Gobble ‘til You Wobble: DMV Restaurants Serve Up Unbeatable Thanksgiving Specials

November 14, 2019
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 ALEXANDRIA / 25 S. Quaker Lane,...

Top Tips to Get Ready for Small Business Saturday®, Proudly Backed by American Express

November 1, 2019
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 businesses...

We're Sick of the Waste, and We're Not Alone

October 30, 2019
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 households. The National...

Bowser Administration Announces Celebration Plan for Washington Nationals Championship Parade

November 1, 2019
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, proceed...Read more

Member in the News: TwentyTables is Expanding Its DIning Partnership with GW

October 28, 2019
Original content c/o: 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...Read more

Mayor Bowser Encourages Residents and Visitors to Celebrate the World Series at DC Restaurants

October 24, 2019
(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 about select...Read more

DC Restaurants Welcome Washington Nationals Fans with 2019 World Series Commemorative Limited Releases, Themed Watch Parties & Specials

October 30, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – What a time to be a Washingtonian in the sports world – o ur hometown team can officially say # FIGHT FINISHED 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...

Apprenticeship Program to Heat Up Cooks’ Careers

October 15, 2019
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, create pathways to...