August 18, 2017 Events, Sustainability

Do Your Waggle Dance. It’s Honey Bee Day. 

Every year at Founding Farmers we celebrate Honey Bee Day, a worldwide holiday started by a group of beekeepers in 2009 to build awareness of the importance of honey bees for the future of the planet and everyone in it.  

Honey bees have been around for millions of years. Not only are they the only insect that produces food for humans – delicious honey – they are also vital pollinators. Honey bees travel to approximately 50-100 flowers during one collection trip, happily pollinating them as they go. This work is necessary to maintain the biodiversity of our food. Without honey bees, we wouldn’t have the variety of food we all know and love. 

At Farmers Restaurant Group, we are always looking for new ways to protect our bees, our food sources, and our planet. This includes supporting research on honey bees at our urban apiary at The George Washington University.  And supporting education efforts, such as our partnership with Sweet Virginia, which works to inspire and educate children about honey bees.  

We also love learning about these amazing insects. Did you know that honey bees communicate with each other by dancing? They actually have several different dances. For example, when a worker bee returns to the hive, she (worker bees are all female) dances to tell the other members of the hive she has discovered a food source, and she has another dance to tell where it is. The honey bee dances are called the honey bee waggle.  

This year, to celebrate Honey Bee Day, let’s all do something to honor the magic of the honey bee. Whether that means we buzz around to learn more information about how these amazing insects protect the earth. Or do the honey bee waggle to tell other members of our hives about how the pollination work of bees is essential to our robust food sources. Or support the efforts of other honey bee wagglers, such as groups like Sweet Virginia.  

And, of course, waggle dance yourself on over to one of our restaurants to learn more about what we are doing to support honey bees, and taste some of the delicious fruits of their labor in our food and in our drinks. We have a new honey source we are pretty excited about, Bubba’s Sweet Nectar, and it’s finger-licking, waggle-inspiring good.

September 10, 2020
Events

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Founding Farmers

We are open on Thanksgiving! For breakfast and our one of a kind, scratch-made holiday meal. Please join us at any of our Founding Farmers restaurants on Thursday, November 26th.  We’ll be serving up Thanksgiving morning breakfast and a special lunch and dinner prix fixe menu filled with all of our holiday classics, including dessert and select beverages.

September 10, 2020
Events

Thanksgiving Dinner To Go & More from Founding Farmers

Order Founding Farmers This year, we are bringing more than just our delicious scratch-made food to your holiday table. We are also providing food and drink for the entire holiday weekend.  

September 8, 2020
Events, Food

Break the Fast After Yom Kippur with Founding Farmers At Home

Ordering is now closed.  This year, order Founding Farmers online to enjoy after the High Holy Days. Founding Farmers is now offering our specially prepared traditional Yom Kippur Dinner To Go at most of our locations for convenient, contact-free curbside pick up: Founding Farmers Tysons adjacent to Tysons Corner, just off I-495.

Join us for a meal

Reserve a Table

Our dining rooms and patios (including some new patios!) are now open with our enhanced safety protocols and following the guidance of our government officials. Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. We’re excited to serve you again!

For more information about how we’re operating during this time, read all about the innovative technology we are using to combat COVID-19, our COVID-19 FAQs, and the measures we’re taking to ensure your health and safety.