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RAMMYS Nominations Announcement Rescheduled for May 4

March 27, 2020

Dear RAMW Community, Sponsors, Partners, and Friends, 

RAMW was scheduled to announce the 2020 RAMMY Award Finalists this Monday, March 30th to the industry, public, and media. Knowing that we would not be hosting an in-person event on Monday, we explored virtual announcement platforms for Monday to utilize for the announcement to maximize visibility for the finalists, sponsors, and industry. As all of you - operators and business community partners -  are dealing with what is right in front of you, we have decided to reschedule the announcement of the finalists until Monday, May 4, 2020. As our industry is focused on their businesses, employees, and families right now, we decided to hold the celebratory news for a moment so it is not lost in all of the other noise. A format for this announcement will be shared as we get closer to the May date. 

The RAMMYS signifies so much in terms of celebration and recognition and we want to make sure that message carries through in a way that will feed into the marketing recovery of what will be needed for our operators, finalists, and our allied community.  

As you all know, The RAMMY Awards are a historic opportunity to recognize greatness in this industry. The RAMMYS are currently still slated to take place on July 26, 2020 in collaboration with our partners at Events DC, however they have also offered to explore a date later in the summer if need be.  More to come on that. 

What you should know is that we fully intend to host a celebration of epic proportions to recognize and pay tribute to the resiliency, creativity and collaboration of this dynamic industry and to all of you who have had to rethink your restaurants and daily lives in the face of COVID-19 and all its challenges. As you have had to rethink so much during this time, rest assured that we are also considering any adaptation we need to make around the format, purpose, and focus of the celebration. But again, the show will for sure go on and we know that you will all need this to be better and stronger than ever!

We will be in touch soon with updates on the May 4th RAMMYS Finalist Announcement. 


Kathy Hollinger | President and CEO, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington