ACD Exhibits At The Atlanta Foodservice ExpoPosted: Oct 23, 2014
Two Days At The Southeast's Biggest Industry Show
For the second consecutive year, ACityDiscount exhibited as a part of the Atlanta Foodservice Expo, one of the Southeast’s premier tradeshows for the foodservice and hospitality industry. Held annually in early October it brings together restaurant owners, managers, and chefs with equipment dealers, food suppliers, and other exhibitors that offer small business solutions ideal for foodservice operations.
About The AFSE
This was the Atlanta Foodservice Expo’s second year, and after a successful initial campaign, Expo organizers secured the same exhibition space moving forward as they had year one: the Georgia World Congress Center. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center is the ideal gathering place for both local operators and attendees that are visiting from out of town.
This year’s Expo was significantly larger than in 2013, and the show floor was nearly double the size it had been previously. A cavalcade of educational seminars for business owners and chefs, business solutions, food / spirit vendors and even food trucks were sprinkled generously throughout the floor of the Georgia World Congress Center on October 13th & 14th. The Expo featured something for everyone involved in a foodservice operation, including those just in search of trying out some new food.
The ACityDiscount Booth
During the Expo, ACityDiscount (ACD) could be found in booth #2141. The booth was situated adjacent to the chef and culinary demonstrations, and was located across from where Monday’s keynote speaker, celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, signed autographs after his address to attendees.
The booth was big hit, garnering the attention of a wide variety of show goers. Our booth at this year’s show saw a significant increase in foot traffic over last year. We met a number of customers for the first time, earned some new customers, and made a number of new friends as well.
We had a wealth of equipment, large and small, on display at the AFSE this year, as well as numerous smallwares and furnishings. Some of the standout pieces were: a Southbend TruVection equipment stand oven, a Star Ultra-Max charbroiler, a Turbo Air sandwich prep cooler, and a Globe manual slicer.
Additionally at the ACD booth, in conjunction with rep group Master Marketing Sunlow, the ACD team raffled off a 2 pc. F. Dick knife set valued at over $240! The set, part of the W.A.C.S. series by F. Dick, contained a 7” santoku chef’s knife and a 3.5” paring knife. Show attendees were able to submit an e-mail address / business card until the end of the show, and one winner was chosen at random.
We would like to congratulate Chef Byron Rickard on winning our raffle for the F. Dick two piece knife set! Chef Byron runs a catering operation in Alabama, and we know he will make use of his new knives right away. Congratulations Byron!
AFSE ’14 Thank You’s
First and foremost, ACityDiscount would like to thank all of the exhibitors, vendors, and staff of this year’s Atlanta Foodservice Expo. The Expo wouldn’t have been a success without the hard work of the event staff, exhibitors, and other employees on site, and we are grateful for the work they put in. Additionally, we at ACD would like to thank all of the attendees that stopped by our booth as well. Many of the show’s attendees traveled quite a distance to attend the show, and it was wonderful to meet many restaurateurs, chefs, and business owners from all over the Southeast.
We at ACityDiscount would also like to thank all of the sponsors and reps that helped make our booth a success: