2019 Expo Highlights
Get a feel for the Expo by checking out the 2019 highlights—featuring our vendors,
competitions, outstanding speakers and dynamic keynote presentation!
The Right People Are Here!
The Mid-America Restaurant Expo will attract an expected 4,000+ experts, exhibitors and operators from throughout the Midwest to discuss the latest trends and topics affecting the restaurant industry. Its exhibit hall showcases the newest equipment and tools created specifically for restaurants, in addition to the most innovative food and beverage products available. Centered on collaborative education, the Expo features more than 50 educational seminars available to all attendees. The show is geared toward independent operators, regional chains and even franchise and national operations in the Midwest. It is perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike!
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on the Mid-America Restaurant Expo show floor at any time. This includes infants, toddlers, strollers, and carriers. Children ages 16 to 18 are permitted only if accompanied by an adult. This trade show standard is strictly enforced to foster a professional, business-to-business environment for our attendees and exhibitors.
As he was entering the Mid-American Restaurant Expo’s spacious hall of food samples, products and stages, the always animated Michael Symon grinned when asked if he brought his A game.
Brenz Pizza Co.’s Kyle Rosch continued his dominance of the annual Pizza Pizzazz competition by winning his third “Best of the Midwest” title in four years on Jan. 13.
Jomar Rios, executive chef at Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, Ill., won the second-annual Burger Battle competition held at the 2019 The Mid-America Restaurant Expo.