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 13-14, 2019. 
  • Show hours are: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday.

Who attends the Expo?

  • Over 4,000 people are expected to attend the Mid-America Restaurant Expo.


Expo logo (vertical) - jpg

Expo logo (horizontal) - jpg 

Media Pass Application:

You're invited to apply for a Media Pass for the 2019 Mid-America Restaurant Expo - the premier regional restaurant and foodservice industry trade show that focuses on innovation, technology and trends! 

For more information regarding press interviews:

Homa Lily Moheimani

Positive comments throughout the floor and great industry pride evident throughout the two days! 2019 here we come!!

Sam Lindsley, Michael Symon Restaurants

See what others are saying