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The RAM Partners with Happy Valley, Boones Ferry and Sojourner to Fundraise!

June 4, 2015

OREGON – The Oregon RAM Restaurants have been busy giving back to the local community while putting smiles on kid’s faces! The Wilsonville RAM hosted Boones Ferry Primary and the Clackamas RAM hosted Happy Valley Elementary and Sojourner School recently in conjunction with the RAM’s wildly successful School Takeover Fundraising Nights.

Schools taking part in this program choose an evening to invite family and friends to dine out at the RAM. Teachers and staff team up with RAM servers to take orders and provide a fun and interactive event paired with great RAM food! The school receives a percentage of the sales from their event to be put toward their special programs!

The Wilsonville RAM presented Boones Ferry Primary with a check for $522.11 which will be put toward their Art and Science Programs. “We had the pleasure of presenting their big check to Boones Ferry Primary Principal, Mrs. Patterson, and a few of her kids and in return we got the surprise of a lifetime when they presented us with a gift of their own. The money raised during their School Takeover went to help fund the Art Literacy Program at their school and they were crafty enough to make The RAM a wonderful piece of art for our store,” said Wilsonville Store Leader, Frank Smith.

The Clackamas RAM presented Happy Valley Elementary School with a check for $611.03 to be put toward their special programs. “Everyone takes great pride in having the opportunity to help area organizations, like Happy Valley Elementary and Sojourner School, raise funds for different programs. We always enjoy having the kids and their families working toward a common goal while having a great time at The RAM,” said Assistant Store Leader, Tyler Raz.


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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week at The RAM Restaurant and Brewery!

May 6, 2015

American Craft Beer Week is fast approaching and The RAM Restaurant and Brewery is proudly celebrating their 20th year of brewing excellence with a different medal-winning craft beer special each day! Served in their frosted “Bigger, Better, Fresher” signature glass, each brew is 18 ounces of pure goodness and only $3.50 each during the week of May 11th-17th!

Established in 1971 and now proudly team member owned, stop by and grab your favorite beer at your local RAM and toast to Great Beers for 20 Years!

Monday, May 11th – Hefeweizen
Tuesday, May 12th – Total Disorder Porter
Wednesday, May 13th – Blonde Ale
Thursday, May 14th – Big Red IPA
Friday, May 15th – Buttface Amber Ale
Saturday, May 16th – Maibock
Sunday, May 17th – ’71 Pale Ale


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BurgerRama on Now at The RAM Restaurant & Brewery

April 6, 2015

The RAM Restaurant and Brewery is pleased to announce the debut of eight new tempting burger creations in conjunction with the return of BurgerRama. Featured now and for a limited time only, the 8th Annual BurgerRama choices are loaded with fresh ingredients that perfectly capture new and exciting flavors.

The Cuba Libre Sandwich is sure to be a guest favorite. Built from the bottom up and featuring a Baccia roll, the Cuba Libre starts with house made garlic-dill aioli, crisp iceberg lettuce, a Southwest seasoned beef patty topped with pulled pork jalapeno carnitas, grilled red onion and fresh cilantro.

Another rising star, the Crispy Pork Belly Burger, features a seasoned grilled beef patty generously topped with crispy pork belly, served on a pretzel bun with roma jam, fresh arugula and stone ground mustard.

Wisconsin Cheeses bring out the inspired flavors of the Mushroom Burger Melt, Huevos Green Chili Burger and Spring Salad. The Touch of Seoul Burger with Korean BBQ Sauce, The Mahi Fish Sandwich, fabulous Grilled Turkey Cobbler and Chicken Bánh-Mi Sandwich round out the menu and are ideal complements to this innovative Burger lineup.

For appetizers, enjoy the sharable loaded Stuffed Tater Tots, bursting with cheddar-jack, hickory smoked bacon and green onion with roasted tomato chili aioli dipping sauce. Also suggested is the Spinach Feta Cheese Dip topped with olive tapenade. Both are the perfect starters.

For dessert, RAM guests will be wowed by the decadent Bananas Fauxster featuring vanilla ice cream, marshmallow crème, Oreo Cookie crumbs, salted caramel sauce, and caramelized banana. It’s finished with Oreo churros and whipped cream. Ask for extra spoons and enjoy!

The RAM also introduces new drinks including the Sailor Jerry Hula Hoop Hooch, Absolut Mandarin Punch and Angry Orchard Tiki Cocktail. Of course, their own fresh and local seasonal Maibock Bier pairs perfectly with all the BurgerRama choices.


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Rabbit Punch Irish Red on Tap Now at The RAM Restaurant and Brewery!

March 26, 2015

Fresh and local brewed, Rabbit Punch Irish Red Proper Ale is pouring now at your favorite Ram Restaurant and Brewery location. Hopped Up, this Irish Red features a smooth, toasted malt character with a bold punch of Citra Hops flavor! It’s pure goodness, served cold in a frosted 18oz glass. On tap and available now and for a limited time. Rabbit Punch Irish Red is sure to put a big smile on your face and is perfect for toasting during your St. Pats celebration!

For additional information please contact Director of Brewery Operations Dave Leonard at DLeonard@theram.com.


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The RAM Restaurant and Brewery Becomes Employee-Owned Company

December 22, 2014

LAKEWOOD, Wash., Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The RAM Family of Restaurants and Breweries announced today that it has become an employee owned company. Founded in 1971 in Lakewood, Washington, The Company has grown to over 30 restaurants with 3 distinct brands across 6 states; The RAM Restaurant & Brewery in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Illinois and Indiana, C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery in Colorado and CI Shenanigans in Tacoma, Washington.

The Company has always been proud of its family-owned status and the consistent focus on delivering a quality food and beverage experience to over 100,000 weekly guests.  Now the business is owned by a new family, its family of team members who recently acquired ownership in the Company. 2,000 of The Ram’s team members acquired this ownership through a newly formed Employee Ownership Stock Plan (ESOP). Stock is allocated to team members over time at no cost to them. Dave Iverson, COO of RAM said, “The ESOP is our opportunity to give back to our outstanding RAM restaurant team and to tangibly recognize their commitment to the company and to our guests.” Iverson went on to say, “We wanted to share with all of those who have helped us in achieving the success we enjoy.”

After observing the growing in popularity of ESOPs among breweries and restaurant groups alike, the Iversons recognized that employee-owned companies evolve and grow for the better. As a result, they elected to implement an ESOP to create that “ownership culture” in their own restaurant and brewery locations. The ESOP structure will allow The RAM to remain independent and dedicated to its mission of providing superior quality food and ice-cold craft beers in its community-focused restaurants. Moving forward into 2015 and beyond, both Jeff and Dave Iverson will continue to lead and grow The RAM along with the senior leadership team. The announcement of this “Holiday Bonus” from the Iverson brothers came as a surprise to The RAM team as word spread this past Friday of their good fortune.

“For over 40 years we have focused on building family-oriented restaurants that contribute to the communities they serve,” said RAM President Jeff Iverson. “Forming an employee-owned company was another way for us to give back to the community, and it recognizes the hard work of each and every team member who has helped grow The RAM into the award-winning family of restaurants it has become,” Iverson added.

CSG Partners Managing Director Eitan Milstein led the transaction team. “It was a great pleasure to work for the RAM Restaurant group and help them form an employee-owned organization,” said Milstein. “The business and its many employees will no doubt benefit immensely from the transaction as the company continues to grow and prosper in the future.”

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