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What's On Your Plate? OpenTable Reveals Dining Trends for 2019

December 2, 2019
Diners Continue to Crave A Healthier Lifestyle with 'Keto' and 'Plant Based' Reviews Skyrocketing OpenTable Closes Out the Year, Celebrating a Milestone of More Than 10 Billion Diners Seated through its Software To Date SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Before closing the menu on 2019, OpenTable , the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG ), today released a retrospective look back at this year's most popular dining trends. From trending reviews to dining behavior across the country, this...Read more

OpenTable Partners with No Kid Hungry to Help End Child Hunger During the Holidays

December 3, 2019
Kicking Off on Giving Tuesday, the Campaign Will Allow OpenTable Diners to Donate Points for the Third Consecutive Year SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of the holiday season, OpenTable , the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG ), has once again partnered with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. With this year's partnership, OpenTable and No Kid Hungry will continue adding to the nearly 4 million total meals donated since first partnering together in 2017...Read more

Les Dames d'Escoffier Releases 2020 Culinary Trends Report

December 3, 2019
An in depth forecast of trends shaping the culinary and cultural landscape LOUISVILLE, KY, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) reveals data gathered from its international membership of over 2,400. It forecasts the most innovative trends in the culinary and cultural landscape for the next year. The report focuses on international, restaurant, catering, retail food, health and lifestyle, children, environmental policy and beverage trends looking at what's emerging, slowing down and just around the corner in the culinary and hospitality...Read more

The Michelin Guide, TripAdvisor and TheFork Launch an International Strategic Partnership

December 3, 2019
TheFork Acquires Bookatable and Expands to the UK, Germany, Austria, Finland and Norway Markets PARIS , Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michelin Guide has joined forces with TripAdvisor and TheFork to offer diners a complementary way to find their ideal dining experience, as well as improved access to a wider choice of high-quality restaurants around the world. Michelin and TripAdvisor, with its subsidiary TheFork, have entered into a content and licensing partnership to combine the gastronomic selection expertise of the Michelin Guide with the power of TripAdvisor's large customer...Read more

Destination DC Launches New Marketing Campaign "Stay Local DC"

November 22, 2019
Find ultimate staycation guides, deals & discounts on WASHINGTON, D.C. / PRNewswire / -- Destination DC (DDC) is embarking on a new consumer advertising and marketing campaign, Stay Local DC, promoting staycations in Washington, DC. The official marketing organization for the nation's capital, DDC aims to encourage families, friends, solo travelers and couples in the region to visits Washington, DC. Starting now and running through February 2020, visitors can access amazing hotel deals, world-class arts and culture offerings, delicious restaurants and free museums and...Read more

Think Big When It Comes to Shopping Small

November 21, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Take every opportunity to be a part of Small Business Saturday. Restaurants are big contributors to their communities. On November 30 – between Black Friday and Cyber Monday – restaurateurs, retailers and consumers will have the opportunity to participate in Small Business Saturday to support the local businesses that support the neighborhood. Restaurants are important drivers of local business: Of the more than 1 million restaurants around the country, more than seven in 10 are single-unit stores. Nine in 10 have fewer than 50...

The RAMMYS Return to Celebrate the Region’s Restaurants on July 26, 2020

November 18, 2019
Culinary Stars Will Shine at The 38th Annual Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is excited to announce The 38th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, July 26, 2020. A centerpiece of the summer, The RAMMYS are presented in collaboration with top sponsor Events DC, and bring together culinary artists and hospitality professionals from across the region for one of the top black-tie events of the season. The long-standing awards honor the ability and accomplishments of...Read more

Gobble ‘til You Wobble: DMV Restaurants Serve Up Unbeatable Thanksgiving Specials

November 14, 2019
Washington, DC – (November 14, 2019) – Gobble ‘til you wobble: Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) members invite DMV diners to have stress-free Thanksgivings, offering festive prefixed all-inclusive buffets, full-service catering options, meals-2-go, dine-in specials + more – read on for great ways to have your best (and easiest) turkey day yet! 2019 Participating Locations: GLOVER PARK / 2418 Wisconsin Avenue NW, WDC 20007 | p: 202.333.2558 ARLINGTON / 3471 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 | p: 703.528.9663 ALEXANDRIA / 25 S. Quaker Lane,...

Top Tips to Get Ready for Small Business Saturday®, Proudly Backed by American Express

November 1, 2019
As an organization that serves local business owners and customers, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is proud to join with American Express to support the 10th annual Small Business Saturday ® this November 30, 2019! Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition and part of a nationwide Shop Small ® Movement dedicated to supporting all kinds of small businesses. From the corner store to your favorite diner to a trendy online boutique, it’s unique small businesses...

We're Sick of the Waste, and We're Not Alone

October 30, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Government and industry partner to fight food waste in the US Restaurants, grocers, and food manufacturers this week officially teamed up with the federal government to find ways to cut billions of pounds of food waste at every step of the process – from the field through processing to groceries, restaurants and home fridges. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates we waste between 30% and 40% of the food supply each year. At the same time, USDA estimates 37 million people live in food-insecure households. The National...