What is the Mid-America Restaurant Expo?

  • The Mid-America Restaurant Expo is the premier regional restaurant trade show in the Midwest that focuses on foodservice innovation, technology and trends. 
  • The Expo will feature multimedia demonstrations on five stages, exciting head-to-head culinary competitions, and will include thought leadership provided by industry innovators.
  • The show is geared toward independent operators, regional chains, and is perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike.

Where is the Expo held?

  • The Expo will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio.  

When is the Expo held?

  • The Mid-America Restaurant Expo is scheduled for January 28-29, 2018. 
  • Show hours are: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

Who attends the Expo?

  • Over 4,500 people are expected to attend the first Mid-America Restaurant Expo.


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For more information regarding press passes or additional contacts for interviews:

Bradie Berry
Ohio Restaurant Association
1525 Bethel Road, Suite 201
Columbus , OH 43220