National Restaurant Association Show

Saturday, May 18, 2024

The National Restaurant Association Show offers attendees ideas and inspiration year-round. From menus to workforce to technology to operations. Restaurant Business will be covering the Show’s resources to bring you the latest updates, trends and insights. Stay connected here.

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Day 1 at the Restaurant Show: Missing robots, weed-spiked drinks, AI and more

RB editors logged tens of thousands of steps on the Show floor Saturday as the 2024 edition of the National Restaurant Association Show kicked off in Chicago.


Here’s what RB editors expect to see on the National Restaurant Show floor

Hours before the 2024 edition of the Show officially opens, industry journalists peered inside their crystal balls to offer their predictions for what trends will dominate.

AI and kiosks will be hot topics, and the word "platform" should get thrown around plenty. And don't forget the robots.

Whether you’re a first timer or conference veteran, here’s what you need to know about the biggest restaurant show in the Western hemisphere, which begins in Chicago on May 18.

A Deeper Dive: Tom Cindric, president of exhibitions for Informa Connect Foodservice, joins a special episode of the podcast to talk about the upcoming event.

10 notable places to check out while in town for the National Restaurant Association Show.

25 cutting-edge equipment products were singled out for advancements in sustainability, automation, safety and more. And yes, there are robots and AI in the mix.

State of the Plate: Menu Trends columnist Nancy Kruse looks at the up-and-coming ideas and trends that she came across at the annual show: Fancy ice, coffee-top designs, alternative proteins, and "the internet's favorite hot sauce."

RB editors dished on everything at this year's show, from square footage and pancake art to fake bartenders, seaweed and business cards. And Froot Loops.

As younger consumers look for social responsibility from the brands they interact with, food and beverage businesses are making sure to spotlight their sustainability efforts.

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