Booth Reservations Now Being Accepted

Reserve your booth space today for the 2018 Mid-America Restaurant Expo.


Brenz Pizza Co.’s Kyle Rosch wins the 2017 “Best of the Midwest” title with Bianca Rossa pizza

For the second year in a row, Brenz Pizza Co.’s Kyle Rosch took the top prize in the annual Pizza Pizzazz competition held on Jan. 29, 2017.


Thank You for Attending the Expo

Thank you to all of the attendees and exhibitors who participated in the 2017 Mid-America Restaurant Expo!


Early registration ends Wednesday, January 25

At 5:01 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, the price for admission jumps from $49 per person to $69 per person.


Turn your food truck idea into a profit center at our Food Truck Park

The Expo has collaborated with the Central Ohio Food Truck Association to create an all-new, interactive Food Truck exhibit right on the Expo show floor.


Download the Expo event app today!

Create your schedule, see the list of seminars and map your favorite exhibitors all from the palm of your hand.


Success = What You Know + Who You Know

Meet & Mingle on Sunday, Jan. 29 at our relaxed, peer networking event complete with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres.


New Exhibitors Fill the Show Floor at the Expo

Fifty-five percent of exhibitors in this 2017 show are first timers to any Ohio Restaurant Association event.


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.


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.


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.


Take advantage of our special introductory rate of $29

Register before December 1, 2016 to save $20 off your show admission.


Networking at the Expo

Join the post-expo crowd for apps, adult sips and making new friends at the After Hours Networking Event on Sunday, January 29.


Celebrity chef and restaurateur Richard Blais to open the Expo

Celebrity chef, restaurateur, James Beard-nominated cookbook author and television star Richard Blais has been named the keynote speaker for the inaugural Mid-America Restaurant Expo.


Pizza Pizzazz 2017: No Luck. All Skills. Cash Prize. Big Thrills.

The Mid-America Restaurant Expo is home to the Pizza Pizzazz Competition, a legendary contest that crowns "The Best Pizza in the Midwest."


The Expo: It's About Your Success

The inaugural Mid-America Restaurant Expo, scheduled for January 29-30, 2017 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, will be a restaurant-centered trade show like none other in Ohio.


Expo Seminars: Mind Opening Thought Leadership

Admission to the Mid-America Restaurant Expo also includes admission to 60 demonstrations and instructional sessions designed to maximize your business’s profits.


Booth Reservations Now Being Accepted

Reserve your booth space today for the 2017 Mid-America Restaurant Expo.


Announcing the Mid-America Restaurant Expo – The Premier Regional Restaurant Show

The ORA is proud to announce our fresh, new show surrounding foodservice innovation, technology and trends.