National Restaurant Association Show Was A Huge Success!

Little Soya attended the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago from May 18th to the 21st.
We arrived in Chicago and setup all of our booth equipment. McCormick Place convention center is insanely huge! Definitely one of the largest centers we have ever been to.
The first day of the show started great. Our booth was located in the Alternative Bitestyles section of the show next to many of the other healthier food options.
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Throughout the show we made a lot of great contacts and met some fans as well. We had a lot of chefs, managers and owners of restaurants coming by. We all took turns walking around and checking out the other vendors. It’s very difficult to try and see everything because of the sheer size of this thing.

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The third day of the show started out very busy. A lot of chefs and restaurants have off on Mondays so we could see a boost in traffic from this. We got more business cards, gave out more samples to chefs and spread the good word about Little Soya 5 Gallon for Food Service. Udi from the very popular gluten free company called Udi’s even came by our booth and Gary got a picture with him and his son.

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After the show was over, we packed up our booth and got everything ready to be shipped back. We had opened two of the 5 gallon containers so instead of trying to ship them back, we decided to give them to two of the restaurants we had met with to allow them to try out Little Soya and they absolutely loved us for doing so.

Overall, we made a lot of great contacts and initiated the process of opening up the Chicago market for Little Soya. We are looking forward to coming back soon!

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