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Restaurant & Club Affiliations


  The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world —supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses. Its mission is to help our members - the cornerstone of their communities - build customer loyalty, rewarding careers and financial success.

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Its mission is to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry. RAMW strives to serve its members by providing them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.

Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) is the state trade association operated for the purpose of promoting, protecting and improving the foodservice industry.

Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association represents more than 7,500 foodservice and lodging establishments. Its mission is to promote, protect and improve the hospitality industry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Buy Local Coalition is a group of locally owned and operated businesses with the goal to educate the public about the benefits of using local vendors and encourage other businesses and individuals to do the same.


Featured In

The Washington Post Online
The Washington Post featured an article online asking "Why are so many restaurants giving me napkins that don't work?" This article explains the difference of spun polyester and basic or filament polyester and how using a professional linen provider, like Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply to maintain good-quality napkins, can ensure these napkins are cleaned and sanitized. To read the content online, click:
The Washington Post, June 2015
Washingtonian Magazine
The Washingtonian featured an article about the popularity of the high-quality bistro napkin. Restauranteurs explained the significance of a napkin in their finely crafted atmosphere. Dempsey Uniform & Linen, a premier linen supplier in the DC market, shared the versatility of the bistro napkin within its broad customer base. To read the content online, click:
Washingtonian, October 2015
RAMW On The Line News
On November 19, 2014, the RAMW website featured an article on the partnership between Daniel Boulud's new DC restaurant, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, and Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply. Boulud says that Dempsey's services will contribute to his goal and belief that a restaurant should be a multi-sensory dining experience. To read the content online, click:
RAMW News, November 2014
RAMW On The Line News
On October 19, 2014, the RAMW website featured an article asking restaurants, "Could You Pass Inspection Today?" Aprons, towels, napkins and uniforms supplied by a linen service that has achieved TRSA's Hygienically Clean Certification can support a restaurant's sanitation goals. To read the content online, click:
RAMW News, October 2014
  Food Service Monthly Online
The May 19, 2014 article featured Dempsey sponsoring a Farm-to-Table Event in celebration of Earth Week, kicking off Dempsey's campaign to champion awareness for sustainable business practices within the restaurant industry. Special guest speakers included EatWell Natural Farm Manger, Erica Porch, and Pipe Dream Fromage Cheese maker, Brad Parker who shared their passion for farm-to-table cuisine and interest in sustainable agriculture. To read the content online, click:
FoodService Monthly, May 2014
  Restaurant Facility Business Magazine - Cover Story
The March issue featured Dempsey as a "green" supplier to the restaurant in its cover story. A leader in sustainable restaurant operations, EatWell DC chose Dempsey's linen service to help green its supply chain. To read the cover story, click:
Restaurant Facility Business, February/March 2014 (pdf)
RAMW On The Line News
On August 20, 2014, the RAMW website featured an article about "Avoiding On-The-Job Injuries" in the restaurant industry. Anti-slip floor mats help reduce slips and falls on a busy service floor. To read the content online, click:
RAMW News, August 2014
  McKnights Assisted Living News
In January, the website featured an article by P.J. Dempsey on how "Improving the Dining Environment in Senior Living Communities Increases Resident Satisfaction" and how cloth napkins can impact resident perception. To read the content online, click:
McKnights Assisted Living News, January 2014
RAMW On The Line News
In November, the RAMW website featured an article stating "Study Shows U.S. Consumers Prefer Cloth Napkins" at sit-down restaurants. A restaurant that would like to improve food quality and service perception should strongly consider using cloth napkins. To read the content online, click:
RAMW News, November 2013

Food Service Monthly Magazine
The October issue featured Dempsey President, P.J. Dempsey, asking, "Is Your Restaurant at Risk?" He explains the danger of fire from the spontaneous combustion of greasy restaurant kitchen towels. To read the content online, click:
FoodService Monthly, October 2013

Restaurant Design & Development Magazine
The May issue featured Dempsey's new bistro napkin in the magazine's Solutions Center. Euro-sleek and eco-friendly, this bold red bistro stripe napkin works well with open kitchen concepts and adds color.
Restaurant Design & Development, May 2013

Restaurant Facility Business Magazine
The May issue featured Dempsey's Clean Green Certification. Dempsey is the first U.S. laundry to receive Clean Green Certification by the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA).
Restaurant Facility Business, May 2013

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