You might think that your favorite mom and pop shop is just a small restaurant in your neighborhood, but more likely it's a part of something bigger. Every year, the National Restaurant Association hosts a big show inside McCormick Place in Chicago. It's where food vendors, manufacturers, marketers and, really, anyone who's in the business of food comes to find out the latest, greatest, and biggest new products and ideas. The Food Channel has produced this documentary series in order to give you a little of the behind-the-scenes flavor of the show. We'll tell you the history as well as the trends that we saw emerging on the show floor, and perhaps whet your appetite for more trade information from those in the know. Enjoy, learn, and experience the National Restaurant Association at its best!