After the unprecedented challenges the foodservice industry has faced during the pandemic, the National Restaurant Association Show is back—and we are here to help. Join the industry in Chicago on May 21-24, 2022, and discover exciting, unique products, interact with innovative new equipment, create business connections with key suppliers, access expert-led education sessions on today’s biggest topics, and make invaluable peer-to-peer networking connections. The 2022 Show is the must-attend event for the foodservice industry—it’s the only place where you’ll find everything you need to grow in today’s new reality.
The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is the largest annual gathering of foodservice professionals in the Western Hemisphere. The Show brings together the people, ideas, products, solutions, and information that make up the entire domestic and international industry spectrum. It is the must-attend, pinnacle event of the industry.
2301 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
Saturday, May 21, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 23, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Forget "uncertain." This is a time for reimagining. For renewal. For defining our path forward and doing things differently. You’re working hard to create your business' next phase—and the National Restaurant Association Show provides the solutions you need to grow and adapt for the future. Join us to discover the innovations, ingredients, and insights that will help you overcome your current challenges and prepare for what’s ahead, all in one convenient location.
The Show has been the go-to resource for foodservice and hospitality industry professionals since 1919, and we’re dedicated to maintaining that reputation. Maximize your time (and funds) by attending the one event that has it all—from experts that will help you make sense of the latest industry projections to efficiency-boosting equipment.
If it is cutting edge, you’ll find it here. Discover new solutions from your current partners, discuss your needs with exciting up-and-comers in the restaurant tech space, get the scoop on delicious new ingredients and global flavor trends, find game-changing equipment, shop products to boost your adult beverage program, and so much more—all on the Show floor.
Ideas & Information
Being in-the-know is essential to your success, and that’s never been truer than it is now. Get up-to-date industry data from trusted sources, enhance your knowledge of pressing topics, find your inspiration, and learn new skills with our extensive education program, which includes deep-dive workshops, chef-led demos, and featured presentations.
Whether you’re looking for new business partners, want to catch up with colleagues, or you’re looking to discuss exciting collaboration ideas with your peers, you’ll find the right people and opportunities here.
For foodservice professionals seeking new and better ways to operate their establishments, grow their customer base, broaden their networks, and increase their success. With representation from all 50 states and 110 countries, there’s no other place to interact with the entire foodservice industry ecosystem.
Connect with the Entire Foodservice Ecosystem
Below is a sample of the companies that attend the Show.
COMMERCIAL – Multi-Unit and Independent
- Multi-Unit: McDonald’s, Starbucks, Dunkin’, Domino’s, Chipotle, Olive Garden, Five Guys, Pokeworks, Roti, Wahlburgers, Subway
- Independents: Carmine's, Spark's Steakhouse, St. Elmo Steakhouse, Sweet Lorraine's Cafe & Bar, Mendocino Farms, Mesa Street Bar and Grill, Gibson's Bar and Steakhouse, Joe's Stone Crab
Aramark, Centerplate, Compass, Delaware North, Houston ISD, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles USD, Ohio State University, Sodexo, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, U.S. Air Force, Yale
DEALERS & DISTRIBUTORS
Boelter Company, Clark Associates, Edward Don, Hubert Company, Performance Food Group, Restaurant Equipment World, Sysco, US Foods, TriMark, Wasserstrom
Best Western, Hilton, Holiday Inn & Suites, Hyatt Hotels, IHG, Loews Hotels, Marriott International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Costco, Hy-Vee, Mariano’s, Publix, Roundy’s, Sam’s Club, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Whole Foods Market, 7-Eleven, Kwik Trip., RaceTrac, Sheetz, Speedway, Wawa
With over 1,300 exhibitors, the Show is the ultimate destination to source inspiration and innovations in over 900 product categories – from food, beverage, equipment, technology, tableware, sanitation, and everything in between.
Education Super Center
Take away practical operational strategies to start using immediately, from recruitment, retention, and training to ways to boost your bottom line.
The Beverage Room
The bar scene is ever-changing. This pavilion showcases the top mixologists, ingredients, goods and services appealing to beverage program buyers and includes beer, wine, spirits, bar specialty equipment, cocktail ingredients, mixers, garnishes, drinkware, bar technology and more to keep your beverage program on the cutting edge.
The Culinary Experience
The world's best chefs and top industry leaders take the stage to share their experience, techniques, and tips on some of today's hottest topics and trends.
Features new companies to the foodservice industry with a sneak peek at new food and beverage items, new equipment and supplies, new technology, and much more!
We are excited to feature hundreds of new exhibitors in over 900 product categories – from food, beverage, equipment, technology, tableware, sanitation, and everything in between.
Get an up-close look at the latest trends and must-have products for the restaurant industry, all in one place. Preview these products in The Show To Go and visit these exhibitors in-person at the Show!
We are carefully curating an education program that will feature an array of expert-led sessions and two deep-dive workshops. Get right to what matters most to your business with seven unique tracks, covering everything from culinary insights to workforce recruitment & development.
Access The Show To Go for free year-round online sessions to in-person learning at the 2022 Show, discover opportunities to strengthen your business and solutions to overcome today’s challenges.
Offering expert-led workshops that provide high-value education on today’s biggest topics. These hands-on workshops take a dive deep into strategies, solutions, resources, and allow you to work directly with experts and peers to solve your biggest challenges and answer your toughest questions so you can immediately implement changes to your own operation.
Chicago is known for its jaw-dropping architecture, vibrant music scene, amazing food, and iconic neighborhoods. Chicago is a foodie haven with over 8,000 restaurants that showcase its ever-changing culinary scene. Be sure to explore the variety of dining options while you are in town.
We encourage you to discover all the fascinating things there are to see and do in Chicago, whether it’s visiting Wrigley Field, one of the oldest ballparks in the nation; enjoying the city’s many waterfront; viewing public art by the likes of Picasso, Miro, and Matisse; visiting internationally renowned collections at the city’s many museums; sipping wine along a skyscraper river canyon; or worshipping the sun along miles of sandy beaches with the iconic city skyline as your backdrop, Chicago is second to none.