NRA Chicago 2022

21 – 24 May 2022

McCormick Place

Chicago, IL


National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show

683511 Square Feet of Exhibit Space

2350 Participants from 33 Countries

67887 International visitors from the USA and more than 100 countries

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world, supporting over 900,000 restaurant businesses. In partnership with our state restaurant associations, we work every day to empower all restaurant owners and operators to achieve more than they thought possible.

We represent and advocate for foodservice industry interests—taking on financial and regulatory obstacles before they hit our members’ bottom line. We provide tools and systems that help members of all sizes get significantly better operating results. And we offer the kinds of networking, education and research resources that are only possible because of our vast, and active, membership base.

We save our members time, money and headaches by helping them take on what matters most for their success and growth—whether that’s protecting their economic interests, sharing best practices, or getting them in front of emerging trends.

We strive to move our industry forward by finding answers to the tough questions, distilling complex information into practical knowledge and helping our members navigate the issues that can leave them in the weeds. And that makes us the go-to resource for smart, relevant intelligence that helps our members run their businesses better.

At the NRA, we believe that there is strength in numbers. When we come together as an industry, our collective voice is stronger and our impact is greater than when any of us stands alone. And that means our shared spirit of hospitality, passion for serving others and belief in the American entrepreneurial dream will be safeguarded and advanced.

As the most comprehensive event for the foodservice industry, NRA Show/BAR 2020 brought a diverse range of industry segments together under one roof. In addition to thousands of independent and chain restaurateurs, NRA Show attendance included 100% of the top 50 restaurant brands in the world; 98 of the top 100 restaurant brands; non-commercial representation from Compass, Aramark, Sodexo, Delaware North and Centerplate; dealer and distributor representation from Sysco, US Foods, TriMark, Wasserstrom and Edward Don; and retail representation from Publix, Kroger, Mariano’s, Whole Foods, Wawa and Sheetz.

At more than 683,511 square feet, total exhibit space grew by more than 9% and exceeded the previous NRA Show record of 629,878 that was set in 2000. More than 67,870 total registrants hailed from all 50 states and 100+ countries. The Restaurant and Foodservice Operator registration category saw the highest percentage of growth at 5%, followed by the Lodging category with an increase of 2%. This year’s event featured three Keynote Presentations by industry leaders.

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® is the largest annual gathering of restaurant, foodservice, and lodging professionals in the world. NRA Show 2020 will be held May 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The events attract 67,800+ attendees and visitors from all 50 states and 100+ countries and showcase the latest products, services, innovative ideas, up-to-the-minute information about trends and issues, and growth opportunities.

NRA Show has a little something for everyone. Fascinating new products. Compelling education sessions. The coolest new tech. And, of course, exciting hands-on cooking demos from your favourite chefs. It’s time to get excited for NRA Show 2020. What’s cooking at NRA Show? 45,000+ foodservice buyers with big budgets and an appetite to buy. And they’re looking for brands like yours to serve up just the products and services they need to push their operations over the top. Exhibiting at NRA Show means your products will go in front of 45,000+ professionals looking to buy. Whether you’re ready to strategize or still need booth space, the time to act is now!

At NRA Show you’ll hear from celebrities and experts in the foodservice industry. Whether its culinary techniques, recipe development or presentation.

Gain ideas that you can use in your own operations. Sprinkled across the Show floor, these curated areas and pavilions are grouped by top trends, products, and emerging technology to help you navigate easily.

These engaging, insightful, and entertaining presentations are open to all NRA Show badge holders! Take a look at speakers from previous Shows as we are working on this year’s program.

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