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Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Officially Extends Winter Restaurant Week

January 20, 2019
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Contact: Joanna Heaney
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Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Officially Extends Winter Restaurant Week
Over 180 Restaurants to Continue Prix Fixe Menus through January 27
Washington, D.C. (January 20, 2019)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) today announced that for the first time in the 18 years of its biannual Restaurant Week promotion, it will officially extend Winter Restaurant Week through Sunday, January 27. The promotion has been extended to give diners in the region another week to take advantage of affordable, outstanding lunches, dinners and brunches, and in turn, to continue supporting the local restaurant community across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
Guests can visit to peruse special offers from more than 180 restaurants that have elected to officially extend Restaurant Week, as well as view their menus and book reservations. Restaurant Week menus are priced at $35 for dinner and $22 for lunch and brunch, just as before.
RAMW’s decision to officially extend Restaurant Week comes in the midst of the ongoing federal government shutdown, which has been impacting business at many metropolitan Washington restaurants. RAMW began considering the extension after hearing from restaurant operators reporting an average 20% decrease in business compared to this time in 2018, with some operators reporting decreases as high as 60%.
“Officially extending Restaurant Week is just one way the restaurant industry is showing support during the shutdown. The promotion is helping to lift spirits as it offers a dining deal to those impacted by the shutdown and as the Restaurant Week promotion drives traffic to restaurants who are experiencing a slow-down in business," says RAMW President and CEO Kathy Hollinger. “We started Restaurant Week after the tragedies of 9/11 when people in our region were dining out less. Over time, Restaurant Week has grown to represent an affordable opportunity for guests to enjoy a great meal while helping stimulate our local economy. Now, during the longest federal government shutdown in our nation’s history, restaurants want to continue providing an opportunity for their guests to save, but also to promote dining out. In addition to Restaurant Week, many restaurants are also continuing to offer specials to furloughed employees." 
Guests who want to share where they are visiting during the extended Restaurant Week can use the hashtag #RWDMVExtended on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as tagging RAMW. Follow RAMW at @ramwdc on Twitter as well as Instagram for the latest updates about Restaurant Week and participating restaurants.
Contact Joanna Heaney at or 401-932-6076 for more information about Winter Restaurant Week.
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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