McCormick Center Chicago

Meet You at the National Restaurant Association Show

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) hosts its 2019 show in Chicago May 18-21, and Shoes For Crews will be in attendance—meet us at Booth #1410! The NRA’s annual conclave for the power players of the hospitality and food service industries promises to be even more festive than usual for attendees, as the Association celebrates its 100th anniversary. 

A Weekend To Savor

The 2019 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® aims to inspire, educate and energize participants with the latest breakthroughs in equipment and technology, informative seminars and presentations, and celebratory social and networking opportunities. 

The NRA is ensuring its centennial event will be a weekend to remember, putting its spotlight on The Future of Dining and showcasing the latest in culinary innovations, a spectacular Battle of the Bartenders featuring the industry’s most influential mixologists, a tantalizing Global Food Expo, and the mouthwatering splendors of the Bellavita Italian Pavilion. 

About the National Restaurant Association

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which includes more than one million restaurant and food service outlets and a workforce of more than 15.3 million employees. (Fun fact: Half of all American adults have worked in the restaurant industry at one time or another in their lives[i].)

Safety Footwear Experts in Food Service
and Hospitality 

Shoes For Crews is a perennial participant in the NRA show. Their proven expertise in slip-resistant footwearfor the restaurant, food service and hospitality industries helps keep the workforce safer from slip and fall accidents and injuries. All in all, Shoes For Crews outfits more than 2 million food service workers worldwide in more than 1 million food and beverage locations through its safety footwear programs, partnering with some of the industry’s biggest names. 

“This is one of the most important trade shows we attend all year,” says Christine St. Laurent, Director of Business to Business Marketing for Shoes For Crews. “Not only does it allow us to touch base with our partners in a celebratory social milieu, but it gives us the chance to hear more about their concerns and challenges in implementing and innovating their safety programs.”

About McCormick Place

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago on Lake Michigan, McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America, with more than 170 meeting rooms and 600,000 square feet of meeting room space, a total exhibition hall space of 2.6 million square feet, and even a Hyatt hotel right on the premises. 

If you happen to be in town for the event, visit Shoes For Crews in Booth #1410. The show opens Saturday, May 18th. Exhibit hours are Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For further information on the National Restaurant Association, call 202-331-5900. Bon appetit!


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