2023 Annual AKFCF Convention – Sunday, February 26

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Sunday, February 26

7:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Colonel’s Classic, Ray Zimmerer Golf Scramble

Noon – 6:00 pm  – AKFCF Registration Open

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Workshops

Evening – Open Night for Convention Partner Parties


Colonel Sanders Classic, Ray Zimmerer Memorial Golf Scramble

Omni Barton Creek Resort

Join the KFC Foundation for the second annual Colonel Sanders Classic, Ray Zimmerer Memorial Golf Scramble held at the incredible Fazio Canyons at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Scenic views line this 7,153-yard, par-72 course that boasts the signature touch of Tom Fazio, the legendary golf course architect. The course recently completed a $5 million renovation and will soon be home to PGA Championship events.

The course was ranked #1 Top Texas Tour Venues That You Can Play by Golf.com and among the top in the state by GolfDigest. With these accolades, it’s easy to see why the Fazio Canyons course is not only considered one of the best golf courses in Austin, but also one of the best in Texas.

The Colonel Classic Golf Scramble benefits the KFC Foundation, which has provided $25 million to more than 9,000 students and KFC restaurant employees, making a difference in their lives, helping them reach their goals and inspiring them to do remarkable things.

Our charitable programs are made possible through the ongoing support of participating KFC Franchisees, KFC Corporation, vendors, other donors—and everyone who participates in this scramble.

Only 144 people can golf this top-rated course during the Colonel Classic. Secure your spot now—go to kfcfoundation.org/golf or scan the QR code!


AKFCF Attendee Registration

JW Marriott


Check-in here when you arrive to get your name badge and other materials for the 2023 Convention.



JW Marriott

(Each workshop will be presented once and is 60 minutes in duration)


Join us for two workshops focused on driving restaurant sales and performance. We’ll explore how to deliver an exceptional, service-focused guest experience and how great guest service is made possible when our Team Members are welcomed and supported in a people-first, inclusive culture.


People Workshop:

Title: Happy People = Happy Guests: Our Secret Recipe for Driving Sales & Transactions

Description: When we think of driving sales and transactions, restaurant culture and the Team Member (TM) experience are not often first thoughts. However, data shows it has a huge impact on our guest experience and business results. Join the discussion around this critical unlock for our business. We’ll explore what today’s TMs need, ground ourselves in the latest data insights, and action plan how you can maximize talent, performance, and culture to deliver a great Team Member experience.


Guest Experience Workshop

Title:  Driving Sales & Transactions Through the Guest Experience

Description: To remain competitive, we need to deliver an exceptional guest experience that drives repeat transactions. However, the last few years have fundamentally shifted guest expectations and priorities across the QSR industry. As we recommit to the guest experience, we can help our restaurant teams prioritize what matters most to our guests. Join us as we share the latest data-driven insights around accuracy and guest recovery and walk away with tools and an action plan for driving this focus in your restaurants.