Dan Simons

Co-Founder, Farmers Restaurant Group

Dan Simons is the Co-Founder of the innovative Founding Farmers Restaurant Group  — majority-owned by American family farmers — with a mission to earn farmers a larger share of the food dollar while delivering thoughtfully sourced, scratch-made food, and exceptional hospitality. Founding Farmers Restaurant Group operates 7 restaurants and 1 distillery (Founding Spirits) throughout the DC, MD, VA, and PA area, and through the Pandemic pivoted their business model to include an e-commerce Founding Farmers Market + Grocery, selling everything from prepared dinners and hand sanitizer made in their DC distillery, to homemade chocolates and bottled cocktails. Passionate about the health of the planet, Simons founded the non-profit Our Last Straw, a business-led coalition working to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics, and is on the CC DC Chapter’s Board.