Several years ago, the North Dakota Farmers Union got into the restaurant business.
It opened “Founding Farmers” in Washington, DC in 2008. Since then, it has opened two other restaurants in DC, one in Tysons, Virginia and one in Potomac, Maryland. It is set to open another one in the nation’s capital this month.
"Right now, we're serving in the four restaurants about 32,000 people a week," said Farmers Union president Mark Watne.