The Franchise Pavilion is an exciting and energy-filled environment
created to bring together franchise professionals. If you
are interested in exploring franchise opportunities for your
company, or as a personal venture, come to the Franchise Pavilion
to meet with the industry professionals for face-to-face networking
and product research.
American Culinary Classic
The NRA Show is home to one the largest and most prestigious
international culinary competitions in the world. This year's
competition will take place in custom-designed, glass-enclosed
kitchens located on throughout the show. As a viewer, you
will have the opportunity to not only watch the chefs in action
but also taste the meals they prepare.
Technology is an essential ingredient for streamlining operations
and increasing sales in any successful hospitality operation.
Highlights of this year's Technology Pavilion include:
free educational seminars covering core IT trends, issues,
and solutions (e-learning, internet recruiting, wireless ordering
and more); free internet and e-mail stations; product and
service demonstrations; the only Cyber Café on the
show floor; and hands-on training in the latest software and
interactive training tools.
To sample the best of American foods, the only
road trip needed is down the aisles of this special section
featuring specialty foods from across the country. From New
York City street vendor fare to Southern home cooking to fresh
California cuisine, regional tastes and innovative new products
from across the United States will be featured.
A showcase of the world's finest ice-carving craftsmen.
Demonstrations take place every day of the Show. Everyone
enjoys watching these masters transform four tons of ice into
NRA's 23rd annual 10k race will again celebrate living
a balanced lifestyle. The course winds through the streets
of Chicago and along the magnificent lakeshore.