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Vision & Mission

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 serves its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.


February 26, 1920 (Founded as the Washington Restaurant Association)

Legal Status

501c (6)


2112 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20037
202.331.5990 |



RAMW’s membership includes restaurants operating in Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland.  RAMW’s Allied Members are vendors, service providers, non-profits and regional business organizations that work with and support the DC Area’s restaurant industry.



The RAMW PAC was established to promote the interests of the foodservice industry through all forms of legislative and political action including contributions to candidates seeking office and the support or defeat of legislative or regulatory issues that impact our industry.

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