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Heat & Eat Christmas at Home

Looking for a great holiday meal you don’t have to cook? A Christmas Eve dinner that tastes homemade but doesn’t require all the work? A festive Christmas Day meal that doesn’t take away from a relaxing holiday? It can all come together easily with our universal Founding Farmers Christmas at Home menu, available for pick up at most of our locations across DC, MD, VA, and PA.

Full Service ­– Private Chef – Corporate Pick Up & Drop Off

Founding Farmers Co. Catering & Events

We have some very exciting news. We’ve launched a new company to provide all your catering needs. Whether you are hosting at home, office, or one of our featured venues – our catering & event specialists and chefs would love to work with you.

From Our Owners

We Are Founding Farmers

We are farmers. We are restaurateurs. Since 2008, we have been making everything we can from scratch, from our bread to our ice cream & chocolate, using ingredients from farmers we know and trust. The family farmers of the North Dakota Farmers Union, who collectively own Founding Farmers, are represented on every plate, as are the country’s founding mothers and fathers—who were also farmers. We are a mission-driven, learning organization of like-minded people, individually and collectively committed to creating delicious and sustainable food and drink, an atmosphere of genuine hospitality, understanding and developing our people, and doing the right things for the right reasons. Food and drink are the fuel on which all humans run. Through learning and teaching, we strive to provide this fuel in ways that align with our principles.

Let us take you back to the roots of good food & drink: high-quality ingredients grown with care, scratch-made cooking, and exceptional hospitality. We hope you enjoy all that is Founding Farmers.

— Mark Watne, Farmer, Co-Owner, NDFU President
— Michael Vucurevich, Co-Owner, Farmers Restaurant Group
— Dan Simons, Co-Owner, Farmers Restaurant Group


Everything Matters

At Founding Farmers, Everything Matters. Nothing is too small. If something can be made better, smarter, healthier, that’s how we want to do it. For us, this means we make everything from scratch from our bread to our booze. We thoughtfully source all of our ingredients. We have active recycling and composting programs that divert about 90% of our waste from landfills. We design and operate sustainable restaurants. We earn LEED and Green Restaurant Association certifications. We started a non-profit – Our Last Straw – to expand our sustainability efforts beyond the walls of our restaurants. We actively support our neighborhoods and our communities. We grow our people, providing hands-on training, mentorship, and opportunities for continued growth. Our business model, as a farmer-owned company, is designed to ensure American family farmers earn a larger share of the food dollar.

nothing is too small.
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5% WELLNESS CHARGE: We believe hospitality begins with a healthy team and a stable, equitable work environment.  To ensure both, a 5% surcharge is added to all dine-in checks that supports free mental health resources for our teams and their families, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and increased operating costs. It is not a gratuity. Our goal is to be transparent while maintaining the value and standards our guests have come to know and love. We appreciate your support and kindness.  If you would prefer, we will remove the charge upon request. To learn more specifics about this charge, please see A Message to Our Guests.

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