Founded in 1919 the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation the Associations mission is to represent educate and promote a rapidly growing industry that is comprised of 925000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing 12.5 million people.
When talking to Sue let her explain/scan why her product will be good for me. Tom Mohamed Ming aren't needed. Need more Vendors interested in the small guys like me. Caterers independents w receipts of $500k or less. Loved demonstration seminars.
Loved the show, so sorry I can only get there every 6 years. It's the greatest way for someone in the industry who doesn't live in a major city to really see, touch, taste and feel what's out there. I recommend it for every one in the industry!
Show was great - was our first time so appreciated the Veterans we went with who knew the ropes. Went Sunday and Monday - next year will go Mon and Tues. Wish they sold things there vs just scan my name badge.
It is helpful for comparing companies who provide POS systems, cookies, ice cream, etc. If similar vendors could be in different aisles, we can talk to both, without them seeing us talk to their competition.
Would have preferred to take purchase orders at the show. NyNow, Fancy Food and Atlanta Mart all work on that model. You come away knowing the expense & effort was worth it as opposed to weeks of back and forth follow up.