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RAMW Announces Venga As Featured Provider

February 9, 2011


    RestaurantAssociation Metropolitan Washington

AnnouncesVenga As Featured Provider

   VengaSmartphone Technology Will Transform The Way Restaurants Reach Customers


WASHINGTON, DC — February 9, 2011 — Venga, the premier mobile marketing platform for restaurants and bars, is set to launch in the DC metro area in Spring 2011. The appropriately named Venga, which in Italian and Spanish translates to “C’mon, let’s go,” enables restaurateurs to reach new guests and long-time regulars with specials, products, events, and offers at the exact moment they’re deciding where to eat, drink and socialize.

“What impresses us with the Venga product is that it was specifically designed for busy restaurateurs, with input from RAMW as well as from over 50 restaurateurs and other industry experts.” said Lynne Breaux, President of RAMW adding, “We are most pleased to be partnering with Venga since it will give our members the technology to influence their customers via their smartphones while on the go.”

"On behalf of the entire Venga team, we are honored to have the endorsement of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington,” said Venga co-founder Winston Lord. “For consumers, Venga is the only comprehensive, personalized source of what’s going on at your favorite restaurants and bars. You can customize Venga infinitely so you are not inundated with irrelevant information. To take just one example, if your favorite restaurant has a kids' offer but you don’t have children, you can set your filter so you only hear about the other great events at that restaurant. In addition, Venga's social features make recommendations based on the places and events your friends like."

Chef Geoff Tracy, Owner of Chef Geoff’s and Lia’s Restaurant, eagerly awaits the release of Venga as it “will provide me the opportunity to speak to thousands of my potential guests and loyal followers in real time. With the click of a mouse, I can share with them tonight's special, happy hour deals, a newly released menu, or even a special deal just for them. Even better, Venga interfaces with my Facebook and Twitter accounts streamlining my social media efforts. It will be simple, easy, and effective."
About the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington
Established in 1920, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s vision was to unite restaurateurs and food service industry professionals of the Washington area. Today, RAMW, a trade association, has more than 700 members in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland and serves as the voice of establishments ranging from casual eateries to internationally acclaimed fine dining restaurants. For over 90 years RAMW has been "fighting for the right to eat, drink and be merry, hospitably, responsibly and profitably®.” For more information go to
About Venga
Venga (which in Italian and Spanish translates to “C'mon, let's go") is changing the way the dining and nightlife industries connect with consumers. The marketing platform enables restaurants and bars to distribute their news, specials, and events directly to consumers in real-time at the exact moment they are deciding where to eat, drink, or play. Venga streamlines the marketing process by sending the restaurant's message to Venga mobile users, the restaurant's Facebook page, Twitter feed and website. For consumers, Venga is a comprehensive, fully personalized mobile app and website for going out. Venga will launch in Spring 2011. For more information, please visit . Follow Venga on Facebook: and Twitter:
Candice Siegel
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington

Winston Lord