2023 Annual AKFCF Convention – Monday, February 27

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Monday, February 27

7:30 am – 8:30 am – Networking Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:00 am – AKFCF Welcome from Keith Cole, AKFCF President

9:00 am – 10:00 pm – Shola Richards (keynote speaker)

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am – KFCC Opener

11:15 am – 11:30 am – AKFCF General Session – Recognition

11:45 pm – 1:45 pm – AKFCF Luncheon hosted by GAC (Guest Speaker)

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Regional Meetings

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Welcome Reception in Trade show

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm – CARIBLA Party 

AKFCF Welcome and Keynote with AKFCF President Keith Cole

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AKFCF President Keith Cole will share the meaning behind the theme “A Foundation of Family” along with highlights on the Association’s top priorities for 2023 and the progress we’ve made over the last year.


KFCC Presentations

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Join President Tarun Lal and the KFC leadership team as they provide an update on brand results and more details on how we will continue to modernize KFC and accelerate our vision to become a $10 billion brand.

AKFCF GAC Luncheon

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Join us for the AKFCF Convention Luncheon hosted by your Government Affairs Committee! ALL groups are invited & encouraged to attend to this event—KFC Franchisees, Corporate & our invaluable Vendors!


We are excited to announce the special guest entertainment will be former Saturday Night Live cast member Darrell Hammond! As a comedian, Hammond is best known for his many celebrity and political impersonations. Be ready to laugh!


There will also be an opportunity for a small group of participants to attend a private Meet & Greet prior to the event. Eligibility to attend the Meet & Greet will be communicated soon.


You’ll also hear from GAC Chair Austin Felker and Dan Gans of Polaris Consulting. Due to the ever-changing political landscape, this will be a timely update for the system. The luncheon will be a fun event with great food and entertainment! You’re not going to want to miss this!


Updates from NCAC and RSCS

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NCAC Vice Chair Tom Broome and RSCS Chief Executive Officer Todd Imhoff will discuss hot topics and share trending perspectives.


Welcome Reception

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Kick-off the Convention by reuniting with your KFC family at the welcome reception in the AKFCF Trade Show.  Featuring five of Austin’s famous food trucks, a dessert buffet, and plenty of cold drinks, we can guarantee that this will be a highlight of the Convention.  The Trade Show will open again the next day for lunch on Tuesday and your final opportunity to visit with the valued suppliers.