Founding Farmers Blog

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April 6, 2017 Food

A Perfect Mix: Founding Farmers Chicken & Waffles

Guests come from all over to experience our Chicken & Waffles, and feedback continues to suggest that this dish is a restaurant favorite. We have to agree. This is comfort food at its tastiest, or as Chef Joe likes to say, “food that gives you a hug.” A perfect combination of sweet and savory, it’s hard not to love this soulful, Southern-inspired meal, which is good because it wasn’t the easiest recipe to develop.

January 30, 2017 Drink

Brewing Now: FRG Partners with Compass Coffee

It shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows Farmers Restaurant Group that when we decided to create a unique, proprietary coffee blend for our restaurants, we wanted to work with an independent local roaster who not only knew a lot about coffee, but one that had a knack for interesting, tasty blends.

August 18, 2016 Drink, Events, Sustainability

Celebrating National Honey Bee Day at Founding Farmers Tysons

It has been another exciting year partnering and raising awareness about honey bees with Sweet Virginia! Sweet Virginia, located nearby in Nokesville, VA, is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and educate children about the lifecycle of honey bees and the critical role they play in pollinating plants, fruits, and vegetables, and the overall positive (and much needed!) impact they have on our environment.

August 4, 2016 Drink, Food, Press & Awards

Farmers & Distillers Coming Fall of 2016!

Exciting news for Farmers Restaurant Group! We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our collection of farmer-owned restaurants, Farmers & Distillers (600 Massachusetts Avenue), is set to open in November of 2016!

July 29, 2016 Drink, Events, Food

Turn Up the Heat: Restaurant Week is Coming!

One of DC’s most buzzed about summer events is right around the corner: Restaurant Week. Each year, participating restaurants welcome guests to not only enjoy specialized lunch and dinner menus, but to also create a memorable experience for all.

July 25, 2016 Drink, Sustainability

Introducing Virginia Vines Rosé!

Our Founding Farmers Proprietary line of Beverages is growing! Introducing Virginia Vines Rosé. A lovely, light rosé handcrafted in Madison, VA by our very own Beverage Director Jon Arroyo in conjunction with the talented team of vintners at Early Mountain Vineyards, Virginia Vines Rosé is meant to be enjoyed as an accompaniment to our Founding Farmers food or all on its own.

July 21, 2016 Press & Awards, Sustainability

Behind the Scenes: Founding Farmers Commitment to Sustainability

The planet matters, so find ways to do more good and less harm. A mantra that filters through all we do. Our food comes from American family farms and purveyors we trust, and is cooked from scratch every day.

July 12, 2016 Sustainability

Founding Farmers Tysons Obtains LEED Certification

Kudos to our team at Founding Famers Tysons for their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification! The FFT team worked closely with the LEED specialists through all phases of building, design, and development in order to meet their goal of certification signifying that FFT is a leader in and active participant of the green building movement.

June 21, 2016 Events

Founding Farmers Tysons: Happy to Host Local Girl Scout Troop

Our Founding Farmers Tysons team was thrilled to host a local, Virginia-area Girl Scout troop recently and swap stories and insight on farmer-owned restaurant concept development and the life of busy, engaging, interested teenage Girl Scouts!

June 20, 2016 Food, Press & Awards, Sustainability

What it Means to be a Farmer-Owned Restaurant

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