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Explore the exciting foodservice innovations on display at the 2018 Show and get excited for next year.

Come to the industry’s most talked-about event of the year.

Registration for the centennial Restaurant Show opens in September

May 18-21, 2019


Foodservice buyers can't wait to see what you've been cooking up.

Why Attend the National Restaurant Association Show?

Roll video to see why you should join us in Chicago.


We could probably name a hundred more reasons to attend, but here are just a few.


Get Inspired

The Show is your annual opportunity to position your business for growth. Be inspired by the latest culinary breakthroughs, transformed by new equipment and technology, intrigued by bold insights from industry leaders, and energized by networking with your peers.

Featured PresentationsSpecialty Features & Pavilions

Stay Relevant

Imagine your business through a new lens. Whether you want new techniques from renowned chefs to enrich your menu or to know how technology can attract new customers, we’ve got on-floor education sessions for you.

Education at the Show

Take Over Chicago

The fun doesn't end when the Show floor closes. Keep things going well into the night with exclusive access to after-hours events at Chicago's hottest locations.

Chicago Stars Mixology Competition

Chicago's finest compete to become "Chicago's STAR Mixologist."

Restaurants Rock

Dance Saturday night away at our epic concert featuring like 2018's four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban.

Block Party

Chicago's most talked-about bars and clubs offer up free food, drinks, and entertainment to all badge holders.

Young Professionals Party

Come together to celebrate the rising stars of the foodservice industry with a reception at a local Chicago bar.

Main Features & Pavilions

Emerging technologies, unique ingredients, shifting trends—we've curated areas and pavilions throughout the Show to keep you up to date on the latest developments shaping foodservice today.