5 Things to Know Before You Go to the National Restaurant Association Show

5 Things to Know Before You Go to the National Restaurant Association Show
Here are 5 tips for getting the most out of your National Restaurant Association Show experience, whether you’re attending or following along from home.
May 23, 2023 — 3 min read
5 Things to Know Before You Go to the National Restaurant Association Show

With four jam-packed days of seminars, exhibits, and events, it’s essential to be prepared before you arrive at the National Restaurant Association Show. We’re excited to share five critical tips that will help you get the most out of your time.

1. Visit Square’s immersive restaurant booth experience.

Join us at Booth #5821 to learn more about how restaurants use Square to keep their front- and back-of -house in sync, make smarter decisions using real-time data, and expand revenue streams with online ordering. Book time to speak with us at our booth or drop by without an appointment to connect with us. Ask us about exclusive show discounts, including up to $5,000 in free hardware.*

And don’t miss our happy hour on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at Booth #5821. Meet other leaders in the restaurant space and learn about how technology can help you achieve your business goals.

2. Hear from bold operators about how technology gives them the edge.

Attend the panel Technology That Helps You Do More With Less to hear from restaurant operators about how they’re using technology to streamline operations and optimize margins in uncertain economic times.

Hear from:


Sunday, May 21, 2023, 12:30-1:15 pm (local time)
Innovation Theater – North Hall – 5572

There’s so much to learn — explore the full list of sessions at the show.

3. Be among the first to test the kitchen technology everyone’s talking about.

The National Restaurant Association Show is the perfect place to discover new and innovative products that can help you take more orders from anywhere, fulfill them faster with fewer mistakes, and keep diners coming back. Whether you’re a single-location FSR, a multi-location QSR, bar, brewery, or multi-concept restaurant, learn how Square can keep your orders flowing and business growing. Be on the lookout for news about the latest tools from Square for Restaurants. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it.

4. Get winning strategies from top industry leaders on staying nimble.

The National Restaurant Association is the place to learn about the latest trends in the foodservice industry and discover how leaders are planning to pivot or embrace these trends. Gain valuable insights into the latest consumer trends, marketing strategies, and technology that drives the industry forward by networking, visiting booths, and attending the speaking sessions.

Recently, Square published The Future of Restaurants, a report jam-packed with insights about the food and beverage space, to learn all about these trends be sure to stop by the Square booth. For example, did you know that last year, around half of restaurant owners added new products or services to their businesses? In 2023, that number is expected to jump to 88 percent, indicating an increase in restaurants becoming multihyphenate businesses. By staying up to date on the latest trends, restaurateurs and suppliers can make informed decisions that can help their business grow.

Be sure to stop by the Square booth and get your badge scanned for a free copy of the Future of Restaurants report right in your inbox.

5. Enter for a chance to win $1,500 of free Square hardware.

You might already have restaurant tools you love. Keep your restaurant connected with integrations to these third-party services so you can work how you want to. Visit Square partners and complete the Square Partner Punch Card to claim your prize and the chance to win $1,500 of free hardware.**
The National Restaurant Association Show is the place to network, learn, and grow in the industry. This event is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay one step ahead in this fast-paced and ever-evolving industry. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Even if you can’t join, we want to connect with you. See restaurants featured in Chicago on our social channels or book a meeting to learn more about how Square can help you.

To qualify for this promotion, your business must be new to Square and must meet a threshold of over $750K in credit card processing annually. Offer is limited to one redemption per account holder. Valid for new Square customers with a U.S. Square account located in the U.S. only. Square reserves the right to modify, revoke, or cancel the offer at any time. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. Void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash, and non-transferable.

Official rules apply. While supplies last. Limit one gift card per participant. Participants must visit at least three Square partners and collect at least three validation stickers to receive the gift card. Square reserves the right to modify, revoke, or cancel the offer at any time. Void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash, and non-transferable.


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