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11 highlights from the NRA Show

Discover the latest trends in food and beverage, kitchen equipment, nutrition, sustainability, automation and more. Check out our NRA Show 2016 coverage.

New and cool innovations


Food, gadgets, gear and services to help you wow guests, ensure safety and operate efficiently.

Restaurant TV titans get real

Reality TV titans Robert Irvine and Jon Taffer address fear and failure, technology and brand-building.

Robots: the future is now


Robots are among us. See how automation can enhance food safety, efficiency and consistency and allow guests to easily customize meals.

A taste of beverage trends

Are you serving guests the artisanal tastes they crave in beer, wine, spirits and other bar ingredients? We toast the latest drink trends.

3 innovators changing the way we do business

How do you stay relevant in a sea of competition? See what our panelists had to stay about competition, delivery innovations, local sourcing, and more.

5 nutrition trends

From “superfood” hot cereal to guilt-free ice cream, dairy-free cheese, gluten-free pizza and lower-sugar pastries, NRA Show exibitors offered options to please health-conscious guests.

What's new in tech?

It might seem that technology is everywhere these days, but it’s still not the norm in many restaurants, our panelists point out.

5 sustainability trends

Check out the latest in eco-friendly innovations.

Foodable videos

Our media partner Foodable taped four special reports from the NRA Show. Check them out.

By the numbers


Attendance was up 6 percent, and exhibit space was at an all-time high. Find out more about who attends the NRA Show and what they're looking for.

Excellence in military foodservice

We honored military foodservice personnel at the NRA Show, and award winners participated in training at Kendall College.

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