Welcome

25 YEARS IN THE MAKING. CREATED FOR 2017.

The Mid-America Restaurant Expo is a premier restaurant event that will connect exhibitors and buyers from all aspects of the foodservice industry in a forward-thinking, high-energy environment. It is the place to connect with new exhibitors, see new and innovative products and engage with industry leaders from the Midwest.

The Expo’s environment will be buzzing with high-energy demonstration stages, competitions, tastings and high-caliber programming guaranteeing an exciting and info-packed two days!

Updates

12/09/2016

Iron Chef America Judge Mario Rizzotti to emcee the Pizza Pizzazz Competition

Mario Rizzotti, an Italian culinary expert and a judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America Show, will emcee the 2017 Pizza Pizzazz Competition.

11/27/2016

Book your hotel room for the Expo

The Mid-America Restaurant Expo has negotiated exclusive rates at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and the Crowne Plaza.

11/22/2016

Noted restaurateurs to speak at the Expo

Visionaries and leaders in the restaurant industry will help round out the innovative new seminars at the inaugural Mid-America Restaurant Expo.

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IT'S ABOUT ACTION

Attend multimedia demonstrations on five stages     Watch exciting head-to-head culinary competitions     Experience seminars by industry innovators  

IT'S ABOUT ALL RESTAURANTS

Independents and regional chains wanted     Perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike  

IT'S ABOUT NETWORKING

   
Meet and mingle
 
   
Make connections
 
   
Sip and sample

 

Why Exhibit

Buyers

Attendance will be more than 4,000 high-profile, forward-thinking independent & mid-sized regional restaurant operators, 75% are decision-makers.

Innovation & Technology

The Expo is a fresh, new show surrounding foodservice innovation and technology. Developed through extensive research, it showcases the latest industry tools, tips, trends and tastes.

Energy

The show’s environment will be buzzing with high-energy demonstration stages, competitions, tastings, coaching areas and high-caliber programming guaranteeing an exciting and info-packed two days!

Experts

The Mid-America Restaurant Expo is a premier restaurant industry event that connects exhibitors and buyers in a uniquely progressive and dynamic environment.

INVESTMENT

  • The Expo is competitively priced at $18.95 per square foot
  • Value-added services include: Free ice, free refrigeration, free freezer storage and a free listing and product description in the show’s program
  • Each exhibitor receives ten free guest passes for each 10x10 space reserved
  • Held at a right-to-work facility, exhibitors save time and money doing their own move-in, set-up and tear down

IT’S A BUYERS’ MARKET AND YOUR COMPETITORS WILL BE AT THIS SHOW. RESERVE YOUR SPACE EARLY! 

For exhibit application and show information,
contact trade show manager,
DEBRA SEIPLE at (877) 265-7469
or dseiple@ohiorestaurant.org