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2019 Expo Highlights

Get a feel for the Expo by checking out the 2019 highlights—featuring our vendors,
competitions, outstanding speakers and dynamic keynote presentation!

The Right People Are Here!

The Mid-America Restaurant Expo will attract an expected 4,000+ experts, exhibitors and operators from throughout the Midwest to discuss the latest trends and topics affecting the restaurant industry. Its exhibit hall showcases the newest equipment and tools created specifically for restaurants, in addition to the most innovative food and beverage products available. Centered on collaborative education, the Expo features more than 50 educational seminars available to all attendees. The show is geared toward independent operators, regional chains and even franchise and national operations in the Midwest.  It is perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike!

Show Hours

Sunday, February 23, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday, February 24, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Show Location

Greater Columbus Convention Center 
400 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Child Policy

Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on the Mid-America Restaurant Expo show floor at any time. This includes infants, toddlers, strollers, and carriers.  Children ages 16 to 18 are permitted only if accompanied by an adult. This trade show standard is strictly enforced to foster a professional, business-to-business environment for our attendees and exhibitors.




Expo University 2020!


Chef Michael Symon Delivers Entertaining Expo Keynote Address

As he was entering the Mid-American Restaurant Expo’s spacious hall of food samples, products and stages, the always animated Michael Symon grinned when asked if he brought his A game.


Brenz Pizza Co.'s Kyle Rosch claims 3rd "Best of the Midwest" title with The Heartland Pizza

Brenz Pizza Co.’s Kyle Rosch continued his dominance of the annual Pizza Pizzazz competition by winning his third “Best of the Midwest” title in four years on Jan. 13.

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