The National Restaurant Association, Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago May 20-23, will feature more than 2,100 exhibitors, including 800 companies that will make their debut at the event. That’s a 61% increase over 2022’s first-time exhibitor total, according to a press release.

The annual event will showcase the latest food and beverage products and trends as well as emerging technologies and operational innovations that will address labor challenges and boost the bottom line.

“The National Restaurant Association Show is a large, legacy event with a reputation for driving innovation,” Tom Cindric, president of Winsight Exhibitions, said in the release. “Each year, the Show does what no other event can—it provides a full picture of where the industry is now and where it’s heading. Every exhibiting company helps create that picture. We’re thrilled to welcome so many newcomers this year and look forward to seeing the latest from our returning exhibitors.”

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With more than 11 football fields (659,000-plus square feet) worth of exhibit space, the show’s floor will offer cutting-edge products across 900-plus categories, including food and beverage, equipment, technology, tableware, sanitation and more. More than 60,0000 industry professionals are expected this year alone, bringing together more buyers, suppliers and manufacturers than any other industry event.

Many of this year’s new exhibitors can be found in one of seven featured pavilions: A Taste of the States, Bellavita Italian Pavilion, Iberica Spanish Pavilion, The Beverage Room, Global Food Expo, Organic & Natural, and The Culinary Experience. The Startup Alley will also feature many first-time exhibitors showcasing food and beverage items, equipment and supplies, technology and more.

Both new and returning exhibitors have received specialty awards and will be featured in designated areas on the show floor. This year, the show has awarded a record-setting 42 exhibitors with Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards and 20 with Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards.

For a complete list of companies exhibiting at the 2023 Show, click here. For more information and to register to attend, visit



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