National Restaurant Show 2019 Exhibit Rental Guide is our roadmap to exhibiting with a custom modular exhibit at one of the largest and most important shows of the 2019 trade show calendar. We have delivered exhibits to the National Restaurant Show in a variety of configurations for over 20 years and know what works and what doesn’t at this show. Our recommendations, in concert with our services available at McCormick Place, make us a go-to exhibit house for the National Restaurant Show.
National Restaurant Show 2019
The National Restaurant Show 2019 is in its’ 100th year and this centennial celebration will be nothing short of the trade show of the year in Chicago. From May 18-21, McCormick Place will be filled with over 41,000 people in the restaurant, hospitality, and food and beverage industry. There will be awards presentations for innovation in food preparation, product, and mixology, some of the best chefs in the world presenting demonstrations, mixology demonstrations, new product releases, and huge amounts of distribution and purchasing power on one trade show floor.
Purchasing Power By the Numbers for Exhibitors
If you are thinking of exhibiting at the National Restaurant Show, consider the following exit poll numbers collected by the National Restaurant Show in 2018.
- Largest Annual TradeShow in Food Industry in Western Hemisphere
- More than 50% only attend this show
- 88% are purchasers or have purchasing authority
- Attendees and exhibitors from 110 plus countries
- 94 of 100 top restaurant brands represented
Anyone who is in this industry will need to be at the very least in attendance, if not exhibiting.
Who is attending?
There are over 2,300 exhibitors and 900 product categories, and in attendance here are some of the categories and examples of the brand power that this show will bring.
Commercial, Chain, Independent
- Arby’s, Chipotle, Dunkin Brands, Taco Bell Corp, Shake Shack, Red Robin, Wendy’s, Starbucks, Pizz Hut
- Joe’s Stone Crab, Frontera Grill, Mesa Street Grill, Wolfgang Puck Group, Rockit
- Aramark, Compass, Yale, University of Illinois, Vanderbilt, Pepperdine University
Retail- Grocery, C-Store
- Costco, 711, Publix, Mariano’s, Walmart, Whole Foods, Race Trac, Sam’s Club
What will they be displaying, demonstrating, or introducing?
Ever wonder where new fast food items are debuted? Wonder what happened to Wow Chips? Why are avocados suddenly so hot right now? Pizza Hut and many other chains will debut new products and they can be tested by industry professionals at this show. Wow Chips are being re-released at this show, without the unwanted side effects, and many more advancements that range from manufacturing to distribution. Avocados were 2018, but who knows what grocery retailers or producers will be pitching as the next IT food. This show offer trends and techniques that will inform the food and beverage industry for the year 2020 and beyond. Exhibiting to the best of your capability, with a full functioning booth, is imperative to the success of your product or service.
The Perfect Exhibit for National Restaurant Show: Exhibit Experience Recipe
First, call or email Exhibit Experience for your complimentary design. Keep in mind that all of our designs on this site are completely reconfigurable and are branded to your specifications. Then, when you have decided on a design, our project managers will build your booth. Please make sure your marketing department is ready to send over the graphics for your booth. If you are exhibiting a 20 x 20 booth, you will have the option of a hanging sign that will need a graphic too. As you approach show time, deliver the reels for your AV presentations, and our team loads them before your show. Leave the rest to us! When the day of the show arrives, your booth will be set up, schedules and staffing in place, and all AV ready to go. We offer turnkey services so your team can focus on sales and marketing, not logistics or booth troubleshooting. Contact us if you are looking to show at the National Restaurant Show!
Note: We are not affiliated with the National Restaurant Show, we are an exhibit house the provides exhibit rentals in the domestic United States and Abroad.
April FOOLS! Wow Chips are not coming back, most in the industry agree, that while low calorie is good, the side effects were not.