Memory bank: The latest restaurant innovations on display

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Pictured are gas cooking appliances that were on display during the Indiana Restaurant Association’s 13th annual convention and trade show May 7-9, 1946, at the Murat Temple in Indianapolis. First known as the Indiana Hotel Association, the organization became the Indiana Restaurant Association in 1933. It rebranded as the Indianapolis Restaurant and Lodging Association 80 years later, in 2013, to expand the association’s reach to the entire hospitality industry. The group advocates for and celebrates Indiana’s hospitality industry, which employs more than 400,000 people and generates nearly $30 billion in annual revenue statewide. 

Sources: Indiana Historical Society; Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association 

Credit: This image is courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society and is part of the Larry Foster Collection. More images are available at  

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