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The 2020 RAMMY Awards Virtual Program to Broadcast Live on September 20

August 26, 2020

Program to celebrate resilient industry with Best of RAMMYS dining experience September 11-18

Washington, DC (August 26, 2020)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) will
announce the winners of The RAMMY Awards during a virtual, live program on the evening of Sunday,
September 20, from 6pm to 8pm. Broadcast live from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the
two-hour streaming experience will connect the region’s hospitality community with the public in
innovative ways like never before.

For over thirty years, The RAMMY Awards have honored the exceptional ability and accomplishments of
the hard-working individuals and organizations of the metropolitan Washington region’s restaurant and
foodservice community. The restaurant community continues to be one of the region’s strongest, most
resilient industries, a top employer, and training ground from which many build thriving lifelong careers.

RAMW, its Board, Executive Committee, and esteemed panel of judges, understand the importance of
moving forward with the awards to honor and offer a platform to those who work tirelessly to maintain
the area’s dynamic dining landscape, especially as so many restaurants and individuals play key roles in
the continued recovery of the industry and their local communities. While the event honors finalists
based on the 2019 year of dining, RAMW recognizes that 2020 started in a very different way with the
challenges that the industry was forced to navigate, and notes that moving forward with this year’s
program is important as a building block towards recovery.

“Our industry, and all of us, need things to look forward to and to give us some semblance of joy and
hope in our lives,” said Kathy E. Hollinger, President and CEO of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan
Washington. “The RAMMYS are a true celebration of industry, and while every awards program carries
with it elements of competition, the focus this year is on keeping our operators in the spotlight and
telling their stories as we work to help rebuild an industry that is part of the heartbeat of our region.”

The custom-produced program will include live presentation of the awards, interviews with winners,
and a showcase of incredible finalists sharing their stories across multiple digital platforms. All are
invited to tune in to and join as the region honors this year’s RAMMYS winners
and the resilient industry as a whole. Media are encouraged to submit questions for category winners to
answer live on RAMW’s Instagram account the evening of the awards. Questions can be submitted for
consideration here.

Anyone can take part in the celebration through a weeklong Best of RAMMYS dining experience taking
place from September 11 through September 18. Any guest who visits three (3) RAMMYS nominated
restaurants for take-out, dine-in, or delivery from can enter to win a prize pack of dining gift cards
valued at $500. Diners who post photos of their meals from finalist locations, highlighting the
restaurant’s signature dish or drink, using the Instagram handle @RAMWdc and #BestofRAMMYS will be
automatically entered to win. One winner will be selected at random by RAMW and announced during
the RAMMYS virtual pre-show on September 20.

For more information regarding the legacy of the awards, this year’s program or finalists, email Follow RAMW’s industry blog for regular updates and resources for the region’s
restaurant and foodservice community.

Presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala
honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of
the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by
BIZBASH Magazine since 2009, The RAMMYS celebrate one of metropolitan Washington’s greatest
assets: Its restaurants.

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association
representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.
Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association
works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members
legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and
events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the
training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.

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