An estimated 65,000 people are expected to attend the National Restaurant Association Hotel & Motel Show at McCormick Place in Chicago this weekend.
It’s a good bet that many operators in attendance are planning to expand. The restaurant industry is as strong as it has been in the post-recession era. Sales have surged over the past 10 months, due to a combination of low gas prices and high employment, as customers fulfilled untapped demand. Restaurant company financials are