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National Restaurant Association Show (NRA Show) is the foodservice industry’s largest and most comprehensive annual event worldwide. Thousands of chain restaurateurs and large independents, along with representatives from the top dealer, distributor, retail, and contract management organizations will attend this year’s show. This is a great place to see the latest culinary breakthroughs, experience new equipment and technology, and leave intrigued by bold insights from industry leaders. With learning opportunities that reflect today's business challenges and forward-thinking trends, the show helps attendees stay ahead of the curve.

National Restaurant Association Annual Trade Show is the largest gathering of industry professionals, food preparation equipment manufacturers, food & beverage processing organizations and media outlets all dedicated to improving the preparation and enjoyment of food. Attendees will discover hot trends and new product innovations, earn from top chefs and international thought-leaders, network, research, do business and taste lots of amazing food.

NRA Show is the place to explore everything that’s happening in the industry—from equipment and supplies to food & beverage to technology, it’s all here. Learn, experience, network, sample, and test all the latest things. The sow is open to professionals involved in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.

National Restaurant Association Show is happening from 16 May 2020, Saturday to 19 May 2020, Tuesday at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL. The organizer of the event is National Restaurant Association. It is open to trade visitors. The estimated number of attendance is 45,000. The estimated number of exhibitors is 2,300. The event will accommodate approximately 715,000 square feet of exhibit space. The frequency of this event is annual. The event has been running since 1919.


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Start Date
May 16, 2020 (Saturday)
End Date
May 19, 2020 (Tuesday)
McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago, Illinois
National Restaurant Association
Event Type
Conference, Trade Show
Open To
Trade Visitors
First Year
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


  • National Restaurant Association
  • Founded in 1919, National Restaurant Association is the largest foodservice trade association in the world that supports over 500,000 restaurant businesses, works to lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all.
  • 1200 17th Street, NW
  • Washington, DC
  • United States of America
  • +1 202-331-5900
  • +1 202-331-2429


  • McCormick Place Convention Center
  • Located just minutes from downtown Chicago,, Illinois, the McCormick Place Convention Center is one of the nation's largest convention and exhibition centers with 11 exhibit halls with a total space of 2.6 million square feet, 173 meeting rooms, meeting room space of 600.000 square feet, 4 ballrooms, 3 theaters, parking facilities, accommodation facilities, one indoor arena sited on and near the shore of Lake Michigan and much more.
  • 2301 South Lake Shore Drive
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States of America
  • +1 312-791-7000
  • +1 312-791-6543

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