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.


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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:

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#MAREXPO has been fantastic! I can't believe all the great people we've met and the connections we've made.

Scott Sofer, Bickford Flavors

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