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Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Announces 2020 RAMMY Awards Finalists

May 4, 2020
First virtual RAMMYS Nominations Announcement celebrated resilient industry and awards finalists. Washington, DC (May 4, 2020) —Industry professionals and their fans tuned in online this afternoon as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced finalists for the 2020 RAMMY Awards , the winners of which will be announced later this year. The new format was created to provide a welcome moment of celebration and positivity for its irrepressibly strong and community-minded industry. Any RAMW member who met all category requirements was eligible for nomination. The...Read more

WHUR FREE Radio Promotion for Restaurants

May 1, 2020
Dear Restaurant Operators, During this COVID-19 pandemic, we are diligently working to share helpful resources and opportunities that are available to you as you navigate through this crisis. RAMW was recently contacted by WHUR Radio about a special promotion they are offering to local restaurants. WHUR recognizes this is a time to give back to our small businesses and communities that we serve. As a result, they have created the "Open for Business" on-air promo that will highlight local restaurant businesses. The purpose of this program is to help elevate and market local...

OpenTable Facilitates Reserved-Time Grocery Shopping at Markets & Restaurants During COVID-19

April 30, 2020
As we all work to stop the spread of COVID-19, OpenTable has teamed up with participating grocery stores and markets to help limit the number of people who enter at a time and reduce crowds and wait times for shoppers. Just as people can make a restaurant reservation or join a waitlist, they will now be able to reserve shopping times or join a virtual line in the OpenTable app . It works in two ways: Reserved shopping times: Just like reserving a table at a restaurant, you can reserve a time to enter a store. Online waitlists: If you haven’t pre-reserved, instead of standing in a...

OpenTable COVID-19 Initiatives & Updates

April 23, 2020
The restaurant industry is being hit hard by COVID-19 with millions of hospitality workers out of work. OpenTable is committed to supporting the restaurant community and they recognize the road to recovery will be long and difficult. That’s why they’re excited to announce two new initiatives to help restaurants successfully reopen their businesses. First, an enhanced restaurant management platform OpenTable’s software has always enabled restaurants to connect with diners to manage reservations, prepare for shifts, and maximize table availability. During the crisis, they have...

5/4: The RAMMY Awards Virtual Nominations Announcement

April 27, 2020
WHAT: Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is excited to bring The 38th Annual RAMMY Awards Nominations Announcement online on Monday, May 4. During these unprecedented times, RAMW commends its members for their resilience, innovation, and community support. The announcement of the RAMMYS finalists will again celebrate the industry and highlight the finalists in 22 awards categories. All are invited to tune in via the provided link and help honor this year’s incredible RAMMYS finalists as well as the Honorary Milestone and Duke Zeibert Award recipients. Winners will be...Read more

WATCH and Celebrate! RAMMYS Nominations Announcement Monday, May 4 3:00PM

April 27, 2020
You may remember that we were slated to announce the 2020 RAMMY Awards finalists on March 30th, at our annual and grand celebration at The Hamilton Live. As with all events during this unprecedented time, we had to re-envision the format and platform for this announcement.

To-Go Easter Specials in the DMV

April 10, 2020
To-Go Easter Specials in the DMV ABC Pony - Easter and Passover meals to-go. - Choose from a roast leg of lamb or slow-cooked beef brisket, with potato gratin, sautéed green beans, and gravy for $50. - The meal serves two people and is available for pickup and delivery. Order online. Al Dente - Old-guard Italian chef Roberto Donna’s family-style menu Easter menu is available for pickup or delivery. - It includes a choice of fettuccine bolognese or lasagna, two pizzas, a choice of two fish or chicken dishes, two sides, focaccia, and cannolis. - Each order is $75 for pickup and $...

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Employee Relief Fund Website Update

April 6, 2020
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) appreciates your patience over the weekend as they worked to improve their ability to administer restaurant worker relief funds and announced system upgrades intended to enhance functionality + expand capacity. Here is the current status: Submitted Applications – They are reviewing applications already submitted and this week will begin approving and notifying eligible applicants of their grant fund awards. Applications in Process – They are contacting nearly 13,000 individuals (via the email address they...

Resources And Assistance From RAMW Allied Members

April 6, 2020
Many of RAMW’s Endorsed Providers, Industry Partners, and Allied Members are offering great support to restaurants and small businesses during this time in the way of resource guides, PPP loan support, discounted or free services, moped share for in-house delivery service, free online ordering systems, and more. We will continue to update this information as information comes in. PPP RESOURCES - If your bank has stopped accepting applications or if you can’t apply through them due to other limitations, there are other options. Heartland Payment Systems is supported through their...

VA Restaurants Partner to Help Feed Local Families

April 2, 2020
Washington, DC – Clyde’s Restaurant Group and Founding Farmers announce today the launch of Food it Forward VA , an initiative to support the hard-hit restaurant industry and provide quality food to vulnerable populations, first responders, and frontline health care workers in Northern Virginia. Through Food It Forward VA, the public can purchase delivery meals packaged by local restaurants. Meals will be distributed to Northern Virginia frontline health care workers, first responders, and to those in need by community partners like LINK Against Hunger, Cornerstones, and the Embry...Read more