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Restaurant Relief Fund (RRF) Website and Program Guide

April 19, 2021
The Small Business Administration (SBA) landing page for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund is LIVE. Note: This is NOT the application . This is the program website, program guide, and final sample application that will give you more details and insight about the application process. We’ve noted along the way that SBA’s intention was to first distribute this information to give people time to prepare, then host educational sessions and Q&A’s (see below for our session registration), and then the application will likely go live at the end of April. The website contains...

National Restaurant Association: FAQ's Restaurant Revitalization Grants

April 9, 2021
National Restaurant Association: FAQ's Restaurant Revitalization Grants On March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 created the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide grants for restaurants sustaining financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is administering the program, and will be issuing the necessary federal rules, regulations, and applications before grant funds are distributed. This frequently asked questions (FAQ) resource will be updated as the SBA releases information on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund...

FREE Restaurant Employee Uber Rides to Vaccine Appointments

March 29, 2021
Uber is donating 5,000 free rides to RAMW to help restaurant workers get to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. This announcement is part of Uber’s commitment to donate 10 million free rides to vaccine appointments nationally. Promo codes will be distributed to members located in DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland via RAMW and can be redeemed until September 30, 2021. Promo Code Details: This promotion is open to RAMW members. Each promo code will give two (2) free rides, up to $25 off each (maximum $50 total discount per person). The payment profile on an individuals...

Uber and the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington Team up to Help Restaurant Workers in the DMV Get to Vaccine Appointments

March 29, 2021
5,000 FREE rides for Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington members will help keep restaurant workers safe amid the ongoing pandemic. WASHINGTON - on March 29th, Uber announced it will donate 5,000 free rides to the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) to help restaurant workers get to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. This announcement is part of Uber’s commitment to donate 10 million free rides to vaccine appointments nationally. “DC’s restaurant workers are among the hardest working and hardest hit members of our community,...Read more

Love Local Relief Program Launched by National Landing BID

March 15, 2021 to March 28, 2021
National Landing Business Improvement District (BID) has joined forces with the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) to announce a $100,000 relief program called, “Love Local” to address the upending impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on restaurants and retail. This critical localized initiative is designed to provide funding and promotion to help National Landing restaurants and small businesses in need of immediate support. The “Love Local” program will distribute financial support to all eligible open, brick & mortar small business or restaurant...

National Landing Bid and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) Announce $100k “Love Local” Relief Program Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

March 15, 2021
Funds Will Support Open and Eligible National Landing Restaurants and Small Businesses (Arlington, VA) – March 15, 2021 – National Landing Business Improvement District (BID) has joined forces with the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) to announce a $100,000 relief program called, “Love Local” to address the upending impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This critical localized initiative is designed to provide funding and promotion to help National Landing restaurants and small businesses in need of immediate support. “Restaurants and small...Read more

Food Rescue US - DC: An Option for Restaurants That Wish to Donate Surplus Food

March 17, 2021
Food Rescue US - DC: An Option for Restaurants That Wish to Donate Surplus Food The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge disruptor to the restaurant industry but despite that, Food Rescue US, DC’s volunteer-driven web-based food runner program, has continued to provide a service to restaurants that wish to donate their surplus food. With spring on the horizon and vaccination rates increasing, it seems brighter days are ahead, yet there will always be food waste and now there is an easy solution: Food Rescue US. Participating restaurants can choose to donate according to their need and...

Dine Your Way DC!

February 25, 2021
DC's restaurants are working hard to provide safe spaces for indoors and out, unique experiences, and delicious dining options for you to dine in, to go, or delivered right to you! Explore Your Dining Options! Check out these links below & #DineYourWayDC: OpenTable DC To Go-Go Eater's Guide to Dining in D.C. | Eater DC 38 Standout Dining Destinations Around D.C. | Eater DC D.C. is Stacked With New Burger Options. Start With These Three. | Washington City Paper Food News | Washington City Paper Going Out Guide | The Washington Post 61 Neighborhood Restaurants That Make the DC Area...

Washington, DC and the Hospitality Alliance Provide Deals and Discounts to Military Through ‘DC Salutes You’

February 4, 2021
Servicemen and women invited back to the nation’s capital for future leisure travel. Washington, DC -- Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and the Hospitality Alliance, comprised of Destination DC, Events DC, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington and the Hotel Association of Washington, D.C., today announced that members of the military will be eligible for special deals and discounts in DC through the “DC Salutes You” program. In a show of appreciation for their service to Washington, DC, the hospitality industry invites military, law enforcement, veterans and first responders...Read more

Mardi Gras Benefit Feeding the DMV Restaurant Community in Need 2/16

February 1, 2021
Throwing Bean for Beads. Mardi Gras Benefit Feeding the DMV Restaurant Community in Need on February 16th, 2021. It has been a very tough time for all of us in the restaurant industry and what helps keep us going is that we are in this together and thinking of ways to help each other. We are sharing an event we are in support of and would like to see if you wish to participate. Event co-chairs for the annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza event in DC, chefs David Guas (native New Orleanian) and Spike Mendelsohn, along with Micheline Mendelsohn, Gina Chersevani, and Bruce Pike are putting together a...

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