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The RAM Restaurant Donates $539.47 to Boones Ferry Primary School

March 21, 2014

WILSONVILLE, OR – The RAM Restaurant recently donated $539.47 to Boones Ferry Primary School through a successful Takeover Fundraising Program. “At The RAM we take a great amount of pride in our community involvement and our school fund raising efforts. Our company has donated thousands of dollars to schools in the neighborhoods that we serve. The Boones Ferry Primary School event was a great opportunity to help out by raising needed funds for the schools special projects,” Wilsonville Store Leader, Frank Smith stated. ‘We look forward to hosting more events for the local schools in the surrounding area, they are fun and special nights!”

Accepting the donation check was Boones Ferry Primary School principal, Jennifer Patterson and PSS President, Colleen and Taylor Nichols and their daughter.

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Lucky You! St. Patrick’s Weekend has Arrived at The RAM Restaurant and Brewery!

March 14, 2014

Get lucky this weekend at your local RAM Restaurant and Brewery! Beginning March 14th and continuing through Monday, March 17th, The RAM will be serving up traditional Irish food favorites and drink specials.

It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without the corned beef! Guests can enjoy a corned beef sandwich on an oven roasted baguette with creamy horseradish, stone ground mustard aioli, garlic wilted spinach and braised shallot Rabbit Punch aujus or a slow roasted corned beef & apple cider braised cabbage plate with rosemary thyme salt & pepper roasted potatoes, stone ground mustard demi and house vegetables! 

The RAM is also pouring the Rabbit Punch Irish Red, $3 Jameson Whiskey shots, $5 Irish Coffees, and $3 18oz green Blonde beers to help wash down your perfect Irish meal.

Sport some green this weekend and stop by The RAM Restaurant and Brewery to raise a toast to one of the great patron saints of Ireland, Saint Patrick!

Our team presenting a check for $504

The RAM and Evergreen Forest Elementary Team Up to Raise Funds!

March 14, 2014

LACEY, WA – The RAM Restaurant recently donated $504.74 to Evergreen Forest Elementary School through a successful School Takeover Fundraising Program. “The RAM is proud to give back to the local communities in which they serve. We have donated thousands of dollars to neighborhood schools through our restaurant takeover fundraising events and look forward to continuing to host Lacey area programs,” said Lacey Store Leader, Jason Strayer.

Accepting the donation check was Evergreen Forest Elementary Principal, Karen Johnson. “We appreciate your support and the money is a great contribution for personal and educational expenses for our students. We look forward to our new partnership with the RAM Restaurant, together meeting the needs of the students at Evergreen Forest,” Johnson stated in a letter sent to the Lacey RAM Restaurant.

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!

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The RAM Helps Raise Thousands in Cash and Food for Local Charities

February 11, 2014

The RAM Restaurant and Brewery recently presented the Emergency Food Network, headquartered in Lakewood, and the Pierce County YWCA, located in Tacoma, each with a $5,000 check after a successful Matching Fund Campaign. Last November, The RAM announced that they would match all community donations during the campaign (up to $10,000); the local community stepped up and raised over $7,800 with contributions from several local breweries, businesses, and individuals. Dave Iverson from The RAM said, “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with these two local groups that contribute so much to those in need of critical assistance in our communities.” Overall, these two charities will split roughly $17,800 to assist in their efforts throughout the Puget Sound.

In addition to the monetary donations to the YWCA and the Emergency Food Network, local RAM Restaurants and Breweries collected 920 pounds of food items, diapers, and used cell phones. Executive Director, Helen McGovern-Pilant, from the Emergency Food Network estimated that the collection came out to be about 1,150 meals worth $8794! “This is truly amazing! Just when we get cuts to food stamps and our numbers increase, The RAM arrives on a white beer keg to give us hope,” stated McGovern-Pilant.

The Matching Fund Campaign was organized after RAM officials heard the disappointing news of the charities being promised an opportunity to raise thousands of dollars at Tacoma beer festivals with both groups receiving very little in return for their volunteer hours. As one of dozens of participating brewers at these festivals, The RAM realized the amount of effort put into these events by volunteers and made the decision to get involved and try to make things right. Miriam Barnett, CEO of the Pierce County YWCA, commented, “ We are thrilled…this has restored our faith in humanity!”

The RAM’s Jeff Iverson Jr. added, “Working with both The Emergency Food Network and the Pierce County YWCA opened our eyes to the vital programs their organizations provide to both those who are hungry and women and children that depend on daily shelter needs.”

McGovern- Pilant summed it up by saying,” Thanks for caring about our mission and for wanting to make lemonade out of lemons!”


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Local Brewer Named Director of Brewing Operations for RAM International!

February 11, 2014

The RAM is proud to announce that Regional Brewer, Dave Leonard, has been promoted to Director of Brewing Operations for the RAM International Family of Restaurants. Leonard was hired as the Head Brewer for the Puyallup, Washington South Hill RAM in 2005 and moved to a Regional Brewer role at the Seattle Northgate RAM in 2007. Leonard will continue as a Regional Brewer in the Puget Sound area while taking on new Director duties for the RAM’s 30 restaurant and brewery locations.

A Montesano, WA native, Leonard attended the University of Washington, majoring in Landscape Architecture. He discovered his love of brewing in 1999 as a home brewer and eventually landed a Night Brewer job at Mac & Jacks Brewing Company in Redmond, WA in 2003.

On his new role, Leonard commented, “My favorite thing about the beer industry is the camaraderie within the brewing community and getting to enjoy great beer. This job allows me to work with some of the best award-winning brewers in the industry while continuing to grow awareness of our RAM beer selections.”

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