2023 Annual AKFCF Convention – Tuesday, February 28

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Tuesday, February 28             

7:30 am – 9:00 am – Inclusion and Equity Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Networking Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am – AKFCF General Session Opening

9:30 am – 10:30 am – NCAC/RSCS Updates

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Trade Show Lunch

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – KFCC Presentations

6:30pm – 10:30 pm – Backyard BBQ Bash at Stubb’s/KFC Foundation Fundraiser

Inclusion & Belonging Breakfast (NEW)

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Join us for our first-ever Inclusion & Belonging Breakfast, where we are committed to making room for everyone to be comfortable at our table. Connect and share ideas with your peers on how we continue to build a culture of belonging at KFC where all people feel welcomed, supported, valued, heard, and in consequence driven to be and do their best work. ALL convention attendees are invited to join this breakfast.


Opening Keynote Speaker – Shola Richards

Uncover a Power Within Yourself

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Exhausted from his own workplace culture, with an unrecognizable version of himself, hear how one instant life changing moment reversed his frame of mind. Shola has developed a burning desire to reverse a trend that happens daily to sixty-five million people in this country alone. This catalyst has since become Go Together™ Movement – a transformational roadmap of mindset, behaviors, and tools that transform workplace cultures and drive results. Leveraging his own personal experience and the Go Together™ framework, he helps organizations build compassion, competence, and accountability in the workplace. As a result, sustainable and joyful peak productivity, engagement, and satisfaction become the new norm.


KFCC Presentations, Part Two

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The KFCC Leadership Team will continue to offer perspectives on industry trends, challenges, and opportunities, with a forward look at what is going to drive brand strategy and execution into the future.

Trade Show Lunch

Austin Convention Center


Grab a delicious lunch and then hit the booths! A visit in the trade Show provides your best opportunity to find the products, partners, and solutions that will help you solve today’s challenges and evolve your business. From on-trend food and beverage options to equipment and sanitation products to streamline operations, you’ll find a full range of products across numerous categories from leading suppliers in the Trade Show.  Plus, you will have the opportunity to thank and talk with your long-time KFC suppliers who attend to show their support.


Regional Association Meetings

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AKFCF Regions will meet to conduct important association business matters. Members of the AKFCF leadership will stop into each meeting to address any concerns and answer questions.


Backyard BBQ Bash

Stubb’s BBQ

Austin, above all else, is known for two things: amazing live music and some of the best darn BBQ in the world. We’re happy to report that Stubb’s Bar-B-Q delivers both of these Austin mainstays to near perfection. In the 1970′s, Stubb’s restaurant became the heart of an explosive music scene. Stubbs was ground zero for musicians like Joe Ely and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Other famous musicians who would “play for their supper” included Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Robert Cray, George Thorogood, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Linda Ronstadt, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

We have booked an amazing group of musicians known as the Uptown Music Collective to perform a variety of your favorite blues, country, and classic rock songs. And the food? Mouthwatering. There will be plenty of Texas smoked favorites like brisket, chicken, and sausage along with savory home-cooked sides. There’s no end to the fun you’re going to have at this crazy celebration. Come on down for some live music, cold beer, and great food with your KFC family!

Give back to your teams, while having the night of your life at the historic Stubb’s BBQ. The KFC Foundation will host a variety of exciting and cool fundraising experiences that will take place throughout the event. Stay tuned for more information over the next few months.