The National Restaurant Association’s 2007 Restaurant Show had another stellar turnout in booth space – they were sold out this year – and attendees. The show is the largest single gathering of foodservice and lodging professionals in the Western Hemisphere, and the attendance was expected to be in the range of 73,000 people. Chicago’s McCormick Center was filled mainly National Restaurant Show McCormick Center, Chicago with equipment manufacturers, with their armies of salesmen touting the latest and greatest inventions, but by far the most popular booths were (as always) the food companies who gave away free (but not necessarily the most healthy) snacks to the hungry masses. It was fun and exciting, but McCormick was hard on the feet. Here are some photographs from the two days Restaurant Insider spent at the show.