Harbour Capital Attends the 2013 National Restaurant Association Trade Show.
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant industry, is comprised of 980,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of more than 13 million employees! This year’s event attracted more than 62,500 registrants from all 50 states and 100+ countries and was jam packed with excitement, food, and new technology. Many celebrity chefs also attended the show including Robert Irvine, Lorena Garcia, Rick Bayless, Anthony Bourdain – most of us are familiar with them from their appearances and shows on the Food Network and The Travel Channel.
The 94th annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show recently held at Chicago’s McCormick Place on May 18-21 posted positive growth in both attendee and exhibitor numbers. As the most comprehensive trade show for the foodservice industry, NRA Show 2013 addressed the issues that mattered most to attendees – including sustainability, health care, kids’ nutrition, technology, and most importantly…. access to capital.
“Why did Harbour attend NRA Show 2013? It’s simple: Restaurant and Hotel owners alike are looking to expand their operations and upgrade their equipment.”
The National Restaurant Association predicts 2013 restaurant sales will reach a record high of $660.5 billion – a 3.8% increase from 2012. So after several years of pinching pennies and making do, operators will need to upgrade equipment and supplies in both back and front of house, revamp menus or concepts and connect with suppliers with new approaches to doing business that save money while boosting guest satisfaction.
This is where Harbour Capital’s expertise can help. Since 1994 Harbour Capital has been providing small business owners with hassle free financing for those specific needs. Our industry knowledge sets us apart from the local bank and other lenders out there who simply don’t understand the needs of today’s restaurant and foodservice business owner. Our simple one page credit application can qualify these restaurant owners for up to $150,000 in equipment and project financing. Whether our customers need funding for a POS system, seating package, kitchen equipment, or a complete remodel, Harbour can help.