Find your missing ingredient

In the ever-changing hospitality landscape, the National Restaurant Show has everything you need to stay up to date and pivot-ready. Whether adapting to shifting diner expectations, navigating tight margins, or managing labor challenges, discover the keys to operational excellence
at the Show
—home to the most innovative products and insights in foodservice.

See tomorrow’s ideas firsthand as you explore culinary creations by Food and Beverage (FABI) awardees. Preview exciting new back-of-house innovations in the Kitchen Innovation (KI) Showroom. Connect face-to-face with suppliers across the Show floor to source the latest tech and equipment—ranging from traditional tools to robotics, cloud POS systems, automation and cutting-edge AI solutions

Visit specialty Show pavilions such as the Global Food Expo, The Beverage Room and A Taste of the States to sample the best food and beverage items before they hit the market. Gain expert insights on today’s biggest trends, including plant-based options, fermented food and drink and sustainable products through chef-led demos at The Culinary Experience. 

Find forward-thinking strategies for your restaurant’s success in enhanced operator-led education sessions covering marketing, menu and beverage trends, workforce management and more. Discover additional actionable strategies and best practices in on-floor programming, including sessions led by suppliers.

When it comes to staying on top of what’s happening in hospitality—and ahead of what’s next—there’s no place like the Show. Join your peers from across the industry in Chicago, May 18-21, 2024, at the Western Hemisphere’s largest and most trusted foodservice event.

Who is in the “independents” segment?

  • Table Service - Casual Dining
  • Table Service - Family Dining
  • Quick Service Restaurants
  • Fast Casual
  • Pizza
  • Bar/Tavern/Pub/Brewery 
  • Coffee Shop/Donut/Bakery/Chocolatier
  • Ice Cream/Frozen Novelty
  • Buffet/Cafeteria/Banquets

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