Chicago is home to Deep Dish Pizza and the ultimate Chicago Dog.  But it’s also home to the annual National Restaurant Association’s annual show.  An annual gathering of food service and restaurant professionals.  And it’s amazing!

Downing Marketing Group makes this an annual trip – because it’s a great opportunity to connect with our manufacturers like Front Of The House and Dudson.

It also gives us a chance to meet thousand of potential clients and new vendors.  In fact, more than 60,000 professionals and 2,000 exhibitors are on hand.

Check out this graphic provided by the National Restaurant Association.  It shows some pretty great trends for the restaurant industry, especially for Florida!

Source: National Restaurant Show

2014 Restaurant Trends – Source: National Restaurant Show

Florida is one of the top 5 states for fastest restaurant job growth.  It’s also one of the top 5 states for 2014 restaurant sales growth.
All around, this is some great news for the state.
We’re excited to share with our clients all the great things coming out of the 2014 National Restaurant Show-  so stay tuned!