2024 National Restaurant Association Show Preview

The annual National Restaurant Association Show is where foodservice equipment and supply manufacturers come to introduce their latest product innovations. 

This year’s show starts on Saturday, which makes now the perfect time to find new ways to solve the operational challenges you and your staff face every day!

Our team will be at the show to meet you if you’re there, or to bring great ideas back to you if you’re not. Here are just a few of the exciting things we’re looking forward to seeing at this year’s show.

Structural Concepts, Booth #1278

Since 1972, Structural Concepts has consistently delivered attractive, reliable, temperature-controlled display cases, when and where you need them, making it easier to display and sell more fresh food. 

Structural Concepts will be highlighting the Oasis Refrigerated and Heated Self-Service Case for merchandising hot and cold food products in a single merchandiser, and their Kitchen Innovations award-winning autonomous retail merchandiser (ARM).

FWE, Booth #4012

FWE offers highly durable Low Temperature Cooking, Holding, Serving Equipment, Ovens, Rethermalizing Units, Utility Transports, Refrigeration, Portable Bars and Racks to improve operating efficiency. 

Along with showcasing a wide variety of equipment solutions such as Precision Clymate IQ Humidity and Heated Holding Cabinet PHTT-6 and the new compact “LCHR Series,” the latest addition to the Low Temp Cook & Hold Oven family, FWE will also host live cooking demonstrations at the show.

Hatco, Booth #4012

Since 1950, Hatco has been a leader in creating innovative foodservice equipment that improves efficiency, reliability, and profits. 

Hatco will be highlighting the Hatco Flav-R-Shield Sneeze Guard Collection, Flav-R-Savor Heated Air Curtain Merchandiser, a Drop-in Induction Dry Well, the Flav-R 2-Go Pizza Locker System, and more.

TableCraft, Booth #4262

TableCraft’s booth is always a feast for the eyes with stylish presentation ideas to put every item on your menu in the spotlight. 

They will be serving up a wide variety of fresh and fun looks at this year’s show with a brand new crop of easy-care, lightweight, and great-looking serving solutions.

Champion/Bi-line, Booth #5008

Champion, the dishwashing machine specialist, will be exhibiting and demonstrating real solutions for saving labor with the VWS Vortex Wash System and reducing energy consumption with the DH6000T Ventless Heat Recovery Hood-type machine.

Welbilt, Booth #4414
See the latest from ClevelandConvothermDelfieldFrymasterGarlandKolpakLincolnMerco, and Merrychef, at the Welbilt booth.

If you didn’t catch them at last year’s show, you’ll have another chance to see two 2023 Kitchen Innovations awardees from Convotherm and Merrychef in the Welbilt booth:

Convotherm ConvoSense
, the world’s first AI-powered, fully automated combi oven cooking and baking system. 

ConvoSense recognizes the food as it is loaded and launches the correct cooking program for each tray while simultaneously managing the entire cooking cavity for consistent, exceptional results.

The new Merrychef conneX 16® with Panini Press is the first high speed cooking platform to deliver a full 16″ square cooking cavity in an 18″ wide UL certified ventless countertop platform. Tri-pleX technology makes it the fastest, quietest, and most energy efficient speed oven in its class.

Quantum Foodservice, Booth #4871

Quantum Foodservice manufactures storage and shelving systems in a comprehensive range of materials to suit the application and the budget. 

At this year’s show, they will be exhibiting storage systems, chrome and stainless steel wire shelving, epoxy shelving, hybrid, and polymer shelving systems to support organization, food safety, and efficiency.

Edlund, Booth  #5021

Edlund is all about helping you keep a competitive edge via efficiency, consistency, and product differentiation. 

This year’s show highlights with include their new EBP Series Burger Presses and newly debuting EHP-30 High Profile Waterproof Stainless Digital Scale for portion control, along with a broad range of products to help you keep your kitchen running smoothly.

Sammic, Booth #4468

Sammic is the market and thought leader in Food Preparation, Preservation, and Sous Vide Equipment to help you stay ahead of the competition with freshly blended, pureed, shredded, and cut ingredients for meals that consistently look fresh and taste great.

Their team of sales experts will be giving live demonstrations of the latest Sammic products such as the XM-12 immersion blender’s brand new safety features, the Deli Cut, The Precise Pulse processor, and the SmartVide XL High Production Retherming Station!  

Bizerba, Booth #5257

Bizerba will be featuring a selection of manual, semi-, and fully automatic slicers that deliver precise and consistent cutting results, excellent ergonomics, outstanding durability, and easy cleanability for maximum hygiene.

Mercer Culinary/Barfly, Booth #1657

Mercer Culinary manufactures and supplies cutlery and accessories for the professional culinary market. 

Exceptional materials, unique design, and dedicated craftsmanship are the hallmark of Mercer products. This year’s NRA show highlights will include the 14″ Double Handled Cheese KnifeSeafood KnivesKnife Guards, and an Angled Y-Peeler, all designed to support comfort, safety, and efficiency in your kitchen.

Wood Stone, Booth #4450

Wood Stone has over 20,000 installations in over 80 countries around the world. Wood Stone’s mission is to “Create Great Experiences” by bringing the beauty of the flame into the heart of the kitchen or restaurant. 

In their booth, they we will be firing up and live cooking on the OneRev Rotating OvenTraditional Series 5′ OvenPlancha 4836Gas Vertical Rotisserie, and a Gas Rice Cooker.

If you’re planning to travel to Chicago, please reach out to us to schedule booth tours or product demos. We’d love to see you!  

Can’t make it? We’re always happy to talk with you about new solutions for your business, so please feel free to call us any time.

Contact us!