partner with THE expo IN 2020

Expand Connections

Gain Exposure

Build Your Network 

Engage Leads

Attendance will be upwards of 4,000 high-profile, independent and mid-sized regional restaurant operators. Expand your network with decision-makers, restaurant & food truck owners, general managers, executive chefs, F&B directors, purchasing managers and caterers.  The Expo is the premier restaurant industry event in the Midwest connecting exhibitors and buyers in a progressive and dynamic environment centered on innovation, technology and trends. Attendees will continue to experience the best of the industry. The Expo is a high-energy tradeshow featuring multiple live demonstration stages, culinary competitions and food and beverage tastings all held in its expansive exhibit hall showcasing 350 booths and displays.  2020 marks the 28th consecutive tradeshow hosted by the Ohio Restaurant Association. Last year's show had more qualified buyers in attendance than ever before. Don't miss your chance to participate!

who should exhibit?

All companies servicing the restaurant and foodservice industry in the Midwest, including, but not limited to:

  • Appetizers & snack foods
  • Baked goods
  • Food - all kinds
  • Beverages
  • Cleaning equipment & services
  • Computer/POS
  • Cooking & prep equipment
  • Decor & furnishings
  • Ingredients & supplies
  • Professional services
  • Signage & banners
  • Technology
  • New innovations

booth pricing

 Standard Booth Pricing (10'x10')

$1, 995.00


what is included with your booth?

  • Pipe & drape (8' high backwall and 3' high sides)
  • Company identification sign
  • Expo website listing
  • Company listing and product information in the printed show directory
  • Company listing, logo and product information on the event app
  • Free ice, refrigeration and freezer space
  • (5) free VIP guest passes for your best customers for each 10'x10' booth reserved
  • Booth personnel badges

interested in exhibiting?

2019 Exhibitor Prospectus Cover 3Download the Exhibitor Prospectus and discover why your company should be exhibiting at the Midwest's leading restaurant industry event.(2020 Exhibitor Prospectus Coming Soon!)

It's a buyers' market and your competitors will be at the Expo. Reserve your space early!

Questions? Contact trade show manager Debra Seiple at (614) 246-0221.


“What a great day at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo ! Thank you to the Ohio Restaurant Association  for hosting a great show with wonderful speakers. Together we are all stronger!” - Short North Piece of Cake 

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