Testimonials

"WOW! It was our first year as an Exhibitor at the 2019 Mid America Restaurant Expo, and our experience has exceeded our expectations!" - David Brooks , Dave’s Artisanal Cheesecakes

“Had a blast speaking at the Ohio Restaurant Association #MAREXPO about managing a growing brand and family business. Can’t wait for the next show #Marexpo2020!" - Britney Ruby Miller – President, Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment

"Great experience for anyone in the food service business! Tons of information & an awesome way to keep up with the newest trends.” - Jessica Murr, McCarthy’s (Downtown Cleveland)

“I love ALL the information available. If you are in any type of Retail, I am sure there is something there for you.” - John Ralston 

“What a great day at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo ! Thank you to the Ohio Restaurant Association  for hosting a great show with wonderful speakers. Together we are all stronger!” - Short North Piece of Cake 

"I cannot express enough on what a great show.  As an exhibitor, we had two very busy days.  For the first time in many years, Monday was just as busy as Sunday. This is a true sign that we have made a positive transition with the ORA show. ORA staff, thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our great restaurant community!"  -Douglas R. Fahrenholz, The Wasserstrom Company

"Second year attending and the expo keeps growing and getting better! Many great vendors, the demo stages are always fun and more local and celebrity chefs are participating which adds great energy. Looking forward to attending next year!" - Expo Attendee

"I did get some good contacts for labels and advice. I hope when the weather gets better some restaurants will reach out for berries." - Bloomfield Meadows

“The team at the ORA put on a stellar event, their hard work was obvious.  I'm glad I was able to participate in a small way.” Robert Blum, Dunkin’ Brands

“A great job by all.  The Expo gets better and better each year!”Paul Belle, Firehouse Subs

“We had such a fantastic time at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo these past two days! We learned so much and truly enjoyed celebrating the best and the brightest in this industry. We are so proud to be a member of the Ohio Restaurant Association and to work every day in this amazing industry! -The Old Market House Inn 

 

“We had a great time over the weekend at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo! Thank you to everyone who came out to visit us in our booth, participated in the Pizza Pizzaz challenge, or otherwise interacted with us at the show - we appreciate it!” - Peerless Ovens 

“We attended the BMI presentation and it was quite informative. Added bonus of an excellent live music presentation.” - Candace Jones  

“Very well executed event, we came away as new customers for several of your vendors. Lots of fun and creative ideas! Well done!” - Candace Jones
"The show continues to grow and develop. The people are friendly and so helpful! I think it is a great show. I came to see Michael Simon and he was awesome. I found myself so engaged and I took out my phone and began to take notes. Such a great show right here in central Ohio. Great job everyone! See you next year!” - Linda Sebok, Director of Training, White Caste Systems

...Amazing job and hustle by the staff at the Association to present another version of the annual Mid-America Restaurant Expo. And how cool to have such a great trade show right here in our backyard.” - Vince Stasiulewicz, CPA, CLCS, Hylant

Absolute must see for anyone in the food service industry! Great education sessions, lots of local suppliers and growers and the food truck park is a fun, must visit booth while attending!" - Navin Ajodhya, Trucking Delicious

“We had a great time over the weekend at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo! Thank you to everyone who came out to visit us in our booth, participated in the Pizza Pizzaz challenge, or otherwise interacted with us at the show - we appreciate it!” - Peerless Ovens 
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