Now HIRING for all Positions for Founding Farmers Tysons!

BTysonsLogo_Web_Color copye a part of the highly successful and expanding Farmers Restaurant Group and the globally recognized Founding Farmers team by applying for a position at the new Founding Farmers Tysons, opening in November.

The new Founding Farmers Tysons is located just ONE BLOCK from the brand new Silver Line metro Tysons Corner station stop, and there is also paid parking available on site. We’re accepting applications now and will begin the hiring review and setting up interviews through September – now’s the time to get your application in!

All the details on all Front of House and Back of House positions may be found HERE, or by clicking on the “JOIN US” tab above.


August 1st, 2014
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Founding Farmers Chili Dog is Rated Best in D.C. by Zagat

June 16, 2014
ChiliDogs_LeahFranklHot dogs are as much of a quintessential part of American cuisine as apple pie and hamburgers.  Founding Farmers was thrilled to learn that Zagat rated Founding Farmers’ Farmers Chili Dog as one of the top ten hot dogs in Washington, D.C. Our Chili Dog is not only delicious but it upholds Founding Farmers commitment to sustainability! The beef hot dog is sourced from Georgetown and our buns and chili are produced in-house with seasonal ingredients. Our Farmers Chili Dog is as environmentally responsible as it is mouth watering.  See the full list of “The 10 Best Hot Dogs in DC,” here.

July 24th, 2014
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Washington D.C. is Recognized as Top Ten Foodie City

June 16, 2014
cbs dcD.C. residents have argued for years that the District of Columbia is more than a city filled with powerhouse politics and business lunches, we also offer some of the most unique food in the country. Finally our boasting has been recognized; according to’s most recent study, Washington, D.C. has rocketed up to the Top Ten Foodie Cities in the country. “The rankings are based off how frequently families eat at locally-owned restaurants; how much money the average person spends eating out; access to healthy food options; number of farmers markets; number of restaurants; and James Beard Foundation Award winners.”


Founding Farmers was thrilled to learn that when covering this story CBS DC named Founding Farmers DC, along with others, as proof that the District of Columbia is full of exceptional dining experiences. We’re thrilled to be a part of the budding culinary scene in Washington, D.C.  For information about the best foodie cities in the United States click here.

July 24th, 2014
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Marilyn Hagerty Reviews Founding Farmers

June 11, 2014


marylynNorth Dakota food critic, Marilyn Hagerty, began reviewing restaurants during the mid seventies and has gained popularity for her candid review style. Founding Farmers DC was thrilled to learn that the legend’s granddaughter was sent to dine with us by Hagerty herself. The younger Hagerty had fantastic time while enjoying great food and service. She relayed stories of decadent mashed potatoes and a staff both courteous and knowledgeable. We were glad to introduce the younger Hagerty and her guest to the Founding Farmers signature dish “Chicken and Waffles!” Founding Farmers thanks both Marilyn Hagerty and her grand daughter for a fantastic review and welcomes both ladies on their next trip to the District of Columbia. Read the full review here.

July 24th, 2014
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Urban Beekeeping on Green Rooftops, National Geographic 5/28

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Since 2005, the honeybee population has fallen significantly due to CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). Keeping honeybees abundant is necessary for the production of food because wild plants depend on pollinators and a third of agricultural crops need animals for cross-pollination, according to the National Resources Defense Council. In order to combat the recent decrease of honeybees naturally pollinating crops, Washington, D.C. has implemented its own innovative solution. Last year 300,000 square feet of green roofs popped up in our city, more than any other in America. Green roofs promote vegetation for water control, wildlife habitat, and better urban air quality, many green roofs also feature small apiaries. 

At Founding Farmers, we strive to promote sustainable agriculture to protect the soil, air, water, and biodiversity in addition to producing high-quality, healthy foods. It is no surprise that as the first Gold-LEED certified full service restaurant in Washington, D.C. we have also worked to understand why honey bee colonies have been falling apart. In order to further our commitment, Founding Farmers has teamed up with The George Washington University on bee research and education. We thank National Geographic for recognizing our efforts in  combating this worldwide issue. The full article can be found here.



June 4th, 2014
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USA Today recognizes Founding Farmers D.C. for our use of locally sourced food


On May 14th, USA TODAY released a foodie guide for those traveling to the District with hopes of exploring the budding culinary scene. USA Today praised Founding Farmers D.C. for its locally sourced menu and commitment to the expanding local food movement in Washington, D.C. We strive to source the highest quality ingredients seasonally and regionally whenever possible in order to provide our guests with a home style meal away from home. We thank USA TODAY for recognizing our hard work.

USA TODAY, Where to eat in Washington, D.C.

Happy Eating!

Steak with Glazed Carrots




May 20th, 2014
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Bethesda Magazine Celebrates the “Best of Bethesda”

Bethesda Magazine hosted their first ever “Best of Bethesda” gala on Thursday, May 1st. The event, held at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, featured the 9 restaurants who were named the Best of Bethesda 2014. Founding Farmers MoCo was in attendance whipping up our signature cocktail, The Bone. For those of you who have not had a chance to try The Bone yet, it includes Knob Creek Bourbon, Lime Juice, Tabasco, and a Bacon Lolli garnish. Check out more pictures of the event here.

We would like to take a chance to thank all those who came to help us celebrate and those who voted Founding Farmers MoCo the Best of Bethesda. Also a big thank you to the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, the venue was amazing! If any of you are looking for a place to book for a corporate event or party check it out!


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May 2nd, 2014
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Come Celebrate with The Farm!

Last Fall Founding Farmers celebrated the 5-year anniversary of the flagship location on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. This April, we mark two more notable milestones in the history of The Farm – the 5-year anniversary of our own Founding Farmers Rye, and the official release of The Farm Gin – the second in a growing line of proprietary, locally produced spirits from Farmers Restaurant Group. We call it ‘From Farm to Still!’


Please join award-winning Bar & Beverage Director Jon Arroyo and our partner, Copper Fox Distillery for a special spirit tasting tour and party at Founding Farmers DC and Farmers Fishers Bakers. 


WHAT5-Year Anniversary Celebration of Founding Farmers Rye / Official Launch Party for The Farm Gin

Tastings, menu samplings, cocktail recipe creations and the inside perspective on a proprietary line of spirits in our DC restaurants.


WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 

Founding Farmers, 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Foggy Bottom


Farmers Fishers Bakers, 3000 K Street, NW, Washington Harbour, Georgetown



WHO: The Farm’s own Jon Arroyo, Master Distiller Rick Wasmund, current and former FRG bartenders, and US Bartenders Guild DC Chapter friends 

Founding Farmers

5pm-6pm > Juan Coronado, Think Food Group, and Taha Ismail of Graffiato/Kapnos/Mike Isabella Group join Jon Arroyo ‘behind the wood’

6pm-7pm  > Chu Yi, Founding Farmers DC circa 2009 (and current FFMoCo Head Bartender) Jaclyn Beasley, Founding Farmers circa 2010, and a surprise guest bartender TBA.


Farmers Fishers Bakers 

6:30-7:30pm > Jon Arroyo and Aaron Joseph, Wit and Wisdom – Agraria/ Farmers and Fishers circa 2010

7:30-8:30pm > Glendon Hartley, Cava Group, Agraria/Farmers and Fishers circa 2010, and Bob Vanlancker, Farmers and Fishers circa 2011 (and current FFDC Head Bartender)


WHY:  It’s a celebration of sprits and the art of distillation! Taste the FF Rye, meet Master Distiller Rick Wasmund and learn about the process of transforming barley and other botanicals into our distinctive spirits. Toast the line, the barley farmer, and the cocktails as you enjoy bites and snacks. (cash bar)


We invite you to come and learn about the spirits from the FRG award-winning bar staff as well as to enjoy libations prepared by Farm bar alumnus and friends. 



March 25th, 2014
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