Farmers Restaurant Group WINS 2019 Moxie Award
Our team’s got moxie, as was recognized by our big win of the prestigious Moxie Award last night at this year’s annual Moxie Award Ceremony & Dinner held at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA.
It was a fantastic night of celebration, recognition, and time well spent with the other 2019 Moxie Winners, as well as our new and longtime friends across our local business communities. Awarded to DC metro area organizations that demonstrate bold, innovative growth strategies, the Moxies also look for companies who, “not only help make the DC metro area a great place to do business, but also an incredible place to live, thrive, and play.”
Our VP of Marketing & Communications, Meaghan O’Shea, accepted the Moxie Consumer Services award for Farmers Restaurant Group. We were thrilled to be recognized for our efforts to provide exceptional hospitality and scratch-made food and drink, while caring for our planet. As sustainability leaders in an industry that hasn’t fully embraced corporate responsibility, our teams work every day to champion green, innovative operations across our farmer-owned company and beyond.
Last year, we launched Our Last Straw, a business-led coalition turned non-profit working to eliminate plastic straws and other single-use plastics. With over 200 members and counting, Our Last Straw partners with local governments and has helped establish and enforce regulations for plastic straws. Our Last Straw is just one example of why we were chosen for this year’s Moxie Award.
At Farmers Restaurant Group, we believe Everything Matters. Nothing is too small. Our company’s commitment to preserving our planet for future generations can be found across our brands, in everything we do, including: our composting programs and thoughtfully sourcing our food to ensure that American family farmers earn a greater share of the food dollar, while simultaneously taking care of our team, our guests, and our farmer owners.
Moxie’s judging panel includes some of the best and boldest local business leaders in the area. We are thankful for the award and delighted to join the good company of previous Moxie Consumer Services winners, including Custom Ink (2018) and &pizza (2017). The Moxie Awards sponsor children’s charities, such as the Fight for Children’s Fight Night benefitting DC at-risk youth and Chance for Life, which supports pediatric cancer research and treatment.