Why We’re Looking Forward To The 2018 National Restaurant Show

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show — the largest annual gathering of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry — is an annual highlight for many restauranteurs, buyers and other foodservice industry professionals.

But, manufacturers eagerly await this show as well, because it gives us a great opportunity to tell our story and connect with attendees looking to improve their back-of-house operations.

We spoke to some of our team members to see what they’re looking forward to most at this year’s NRA Show.

Tom Krisch – Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Year after year, the NRA Show is an exciting time for the industry to come together in Chicago! For Antunes, it means the opportunity to introduce and showcase our latest equipment innovation releases. This year, we will be highlighting our Flatbread Toaster in the KI Pavilion and also providing live demonstrations of several new pieces of equipment in our chef-inspired kitchen.

Chef Joseph "Joe" Arvin – Corporate Executive Chef

2018 has proven to lend itself to the future of possibilities, and this year at the National Restaurant Association Show, get ready to experience the lift-off of foodservice equipment. I will be serving up some fantastic insights into the future of foodservice and some great eats. All the trends say the next food on the American menu is Middle Eastern. Can you smell what's coming out of the chicken shawarma pit? Stop by and take flight into the future with us!

Daniel Schmidt – Director of Strategic Operations

I am most excited about showcasing our new booth featuring live cooking demonstrations and menu creations using the Jet and Rapid Steamers, Dual Zone Egg Station and Flatbread Toaster. I am privileged that Antunes has received the Kitchen Innovations Award for the GST-1H Flatbread Toaster. I look forward celebrating our innovations with our customers, channel partners and friends during our cocktail hour on Saturday!

Are you excited to visit booth #4860 yet?

We hope you will stop by to learn more about how Antunes can meet your operations’ needs and to connect with our industry experts. Also, remember you can follow us on Twitter for live updates from the Show — @weareantunes.

Safe travels to Chicago!

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