Zagat Celebrates the Founding Farmers New York Egg Cream

Egg Cream

Take a trip back to the ‘50s with the Founding Farmers New York Egg Cream, one of our Farmacy sodas, made with dark chocolate syrup, whole milk, and jerk soda— added using the traditional “soda-jerk” method that creates the perfect fizz. This refreshing New York Egg Cream comes in classic chocolate or vanilla. Learn about all of the different egg creams that D.C. has to offer here.

October 10th, 2014
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CBS News Recognizes Founding Farmers Devil-ish Eggs as the Perfect Tailgating Snack

DevilishEggs_LeahFranklIn light of the football season revving up, everyone needs some fuel to cheer on their favorite team.  Founding Farmers shared the Devil-ish Eggs recipe; an easy-to-make snack that will keep your fans full for all four quarters.  The recipe includes how to make the salad a la carte, so whether it be used for deviled eggs, or egg salad sandwiches, you can get creative! To get the full recipe on CBS click here.

October 10th, 2014
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The Farm is Hosting a “Greener Future” Hiring Open House!

  • Are you a fan of our restaurants and wondered what it would be like to work in one?
  • Do you want to expand your food service experience and work with the best?
  • Ever wonder how green it is on our side of the fence?
  • Or, maybe you know someone who would be a great addition to our team?

Well, now is the perfect time to explore the work and career possibilities with Farmers Restaurant Group! We are currently hiring for all positions, and are seeking energetic, outgoing, motivated, friendly team members to grow with us.

Learn more about working with The Farm during our Open House Hiring Event this week and next. We’re hosting ‘meet & greets,’ informational sessions with refreshments, informal chats with staff and management, quick tours of the restaurant, and the opportunity to apply on the spot for a role with our team.

We invite anyone interested to learn more about working with us to come by our popular Georgetown Waterfront destination, Farmers Fishers Bakers, on any of these dates between 2pm-4:30pm (only):Founding Farmers 9159

· Thursday, Aug 21
· Monday, Aug 25
· Tuesday, Aug 26
· Wednesday, Aug 27
· Thursday, Aug 28
· Friday, Aug 29


Bring a copy of your current resume for review.

Laptops will be provided to complete the online application process on site. Hourly parking is available on K Street, NW, along the waterfront and sides streets; in several parking garages in and around at the Washington Harbour complex, and the Circulator stops right on K street a couple blocks away.

We are seeking motivated, energetic and talented individuals to join our close-knit and successful team. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes everything greener at Farmers Restaurant Group!

August 18th, 2014
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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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