Three Reasons You Should Attend the National Restaurant Association Show
May 11, 2023
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show is an annual gathering of foodservice professionals featuring over 2,300 exhibitors and attracting over 60,000 attendees worldwide. Held in Chicago each May, the NRA Show is a must-attend event for anyone in the restaurant and foodservice industry. This year’s event will be held May 20-23, 2023. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a first-time attendee, here are three (of the many!) great reasons to attend the NRA Show this year.


The NRA Show features new and innovative restaurant technology and trends transforming the foodservice industry. Attendees can expect to see cutting-edge products, services, and solutions specifically designed to optimize automation, streamline operations, and increase profits.

Kitchen Innovations

This massive event has thousands of booths and exhibitors spread out over several floors. To make the most of your time, review the exhibitor list and map and prioritize the booths and sessions you want to attend. Make a schedule and stick to it as much as possible.


The education component of NRA is one of the best in the industry. There will be an array of expert-led sessions, live demos, and workshops. But what is unique about NRA is the expanded content available to attendees. In addition to traditional yet informative sessions about foodservice trends and solutions, there are tracks on marketing, maintaining your staff’s health and wellness, and workforce recruitment and retention.

Beverage Demos

Thirsty for More?

In addition to hundreds of new exhibitors (including many startup companies) this year, The NRA Show has added a pavilion to showcase programs and services specifically for the beverage program. This fun revenue-generating part of foodservice deserves its own spotlight, so we are excited to see it.

Beverage Bracket

Uncover the newest must-have products and tech, forge invaluable connections with leading suppliers, learn from experts on trending topics, plus don’t forget to network! Attending the NRA Show is a rewarding experience that can help you grow your foodservice business.

We’ll see you in Chicago!