The RAM is coming to Issaquah. The new RAM will be located in the Issaquah Highlands (map). We assume this will be a restaurant and bar, but no brewery. Here is the press release from RAM International:
The RAM Opens its 11th Puget Sound Location at the Issaquah Highlands Town Center!
LAKEWOOD, WA – The RAM Restaurant and Brewhouse will open the doors to its newest Puget Sound location in Issaquah, Washington on Monday, September 30th, 2013. Known for legendary hand-crafted burgers and award winning craft beers, the newest restaurant is located just off I-90 at the Issaquah Highlands Town Center at 965 Northeast Park Drive.
Jeff Iverson Jr. of RAM International stated, “Over the years, Issaquah has been one of the most requested locations for a new RAM. The Issaquah Highlands development was first presented to us in 2005 and as we prepare to open in a couple of weeks, we are even more excited today than we were 8 years ago.”
The Issaquah RAM is the company’s 11th Puget Sound location with 6,566 square feet and seating for 260 guests. The RAM opens daily at 11am and features their celebrated lunch and dinner menu, Happy Hour specials every Monday thru Friday from 3-6pm and 10pm-close. GAME ON at The RAM…Guests can enjoy their favorite sports on thirteen 60” inch and four 80” flat screen televisions along with a state of the art sound system throughout the restaurant. There is an inviting covered patio with seating for 40 guests which is open year around. Iverson added, “We look forward to serving our new Issaquah friends their favorite RAM entrees and our award winning, ice-cold craft beers. We are known for our comfortable environment where our guests can watch their favorite team or enjoy the company of their friends and family.”
The RAM will host invite-only pre-openings on Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th to fine-tune their service and food preparation, in anticipation for the public grand opening on the 30th. Pre-opening guests are encouraged to bring a canned food item to be given to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, which helps to provide basic needs to Issaquah community members to promote self-sufficiency. Monetary donations are gladly accepted and appreciated as well.
Along with hand-forged burgers, The RAM proudly presents beer infused menu selections made with their award-winning beers. Menu offerings include Big Reds Baby Back Ribs, the Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich, Hefeweizen Battered Fish and Chips, and the must have Buttface Ale Cheese Dip Appetizer. In addition, The RAM serves house specialties including grilled steaks, wild Alaskan Salmon, piled high salads and sandwiches, their signature Mile High Mud Pie, and assorted house- made ice cream cupcakes.
For thirsty guests, The RAM pours their own award-winning locally brewed and nationally acclaimed 18oz Bigger-Better-Fresher Beers, always served in a frosted glass. Perfect for kicking off weekend relaxation is the eye-opening 18oz Proud Mary Bloody Mary served with a vegetable and cheese kabob along with 3oz snit of Blonde Beer. A full menu of quality spirits, a wine selection including Washington varieties, and domestic and import bottled beer is also available.
The RAM is a private, independent; Iverson Family owned and operated restaurant business. Opening 42 years ago in Lakewood, Washington, The RAM has become a favorite destination for guests who appreciate quality food and beverages. The RAM International Family of Restaurants operates a total of 30 locations, three distinct brands in 6 states; The RAM Restaurant & Brewery in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Illinois, and Indiana, C.B. & POTTS Restaurant & Brewery in Colorado, and C.I. Shenanigan’s in Tacoma, Washington. RAM International employs over 1900 team members dedicated to excellence and guest service to the over 100,000 weekly customers that visit the company restaurant locations.