PB&J Commercial Agents

Innovation is on the Menu at the National Restaurant Association Show 2024

The National Restaurant Association Show, set to take place from May 18-21 in Chicago, is gearing up to be an exciting event for industry professionals. Whether you want to catch up on the latest trends, network with peers, or see cutting-edge technology in action, this show has something for everyone. The PB&J team will be on the show floor, and we wanted to call your attention to a few manufacturer booths to be sure you visit during your time at the show.  

Celebrating Innovation: KI Awards Winners

This year, we are proudly announce that two manufacturers we represent, Henkelman and Franke Coffee Systems, have been honored with a prestigious Kitchen Innovation (KI) Award. Now in its 20th year, this awards program recognizes products that push the boundaries in automation, sustainability, efficiency, and safety.

KI Awards Winners

Aura by Henkelman, showcased at Booth #3597 in the KI area at NRA, is transforming vacuum packaging with its advanced system. It’s a standout with its ability to automatically adjust its packaging technique for different food categories, thereby enhancing safety and quality. The Aura also comes with standard and fully integrated functions such as liquid control, marinating, and multistep vacuum, making it a must-see at the show. 

Mytico Due by Franke Coffee Systems (Booth #3491) combines sleek aesthetics with innovative technology, delivering barista-quality espresso drinks that are sure to impress your coffee-loving customers. It’s fitted with all groundbreaking Franke Coffee Technologies to boost productivity and create consistent in-cup quality.


More Must-See Booth Stops

Chef Patrick

Make sure to catch our own Chef Patrick in action at the Wood Stone Booth #4450 on Saturday and Sunday. He will demonstrate the OneRev Labor Saving Rotating Pizza Oven, a game-changer in the industry. This rotating oven is designed to bake multiple perfectly baked pizzas with minimal effort in only one rotation. Its user-friendly design minimizes the need for extensive training and reduces labor costs. Say hi to Chef Patrick and see how easy the One Rev is to use!

Don’t forget a stop at Booth #4012 to explore the latest equipment from our newest manufacturer, American Range. As a proud member of the Hatco Corporation family, American Range is known for their high-quality commercial kitchen equipment designed with critical input from professional chefs. Visit their booth to explore their range of stoves, ovens, fryers, griddles, cheesemelters, and broilers—all crafted with exceptional skill and care in the USA. 

We encourage you to visit all our manufacturers’ booths to discover the latest innovations shaping the future of restaurants and foodservice operations. Most of our manufacturer booths will be in the South Building, except for Henkelman, who has space in the KI Awards area in the South Building and a booth in Lakeside (Booth #10446) and LBC Bakery Equipment (Booth #11039). If you would like to schedule time to meet with us during the show, please reach out, and we will set up a time to get together.

See you soon in Chicago! 

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