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By Kelly Rodenberg As the end of the year approaches, I find myself thankful for my tenth year serving as the Executive Director for the AKFCF. Whether it has been collaborating with the EC, board, staff, committees, partners, or supporters, I am fortunate to be in the company of such compassionate and knowledgeable leaders. Even more inspiring is the energy each of you continues to give in...

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By JoAnna Mueller By now, you all may have heard that that, on October 26, the NLRB issued a final ruling to its update on joint employer status.The Board reverted to the previous standard that we saw during the Obama administration, which made a business liable as a joint employer when it held “indirect” or “reserved” control over one or more essential terms of employment. The new...

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Kelly Rodenberg KFC Franchisees, partners and vendors are in for a treat with the 2024 AKFCF Awards Dinner and Show, which will take over Las Vegas at the ARIA, Thursday, March 21. It's known as AKFCF’s biggest night, and you can be in the house to see live performances from some of Las Vegas’s best talent and country music artist Tyler Hubbard who has twenty-one No.1 singles...

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By JoAnna Mueller EBITDA is a measure of a business’s core profitability after stripping out factors that aren’t in the company’s control or that may distort earnings. These factors are a company’s interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.  EBIT vs EBITDA: EBIT takes away two categories that used to be included: depreciation and amortization. Companies will have a lower EBIT than EBITDA. This is disproportionately true for companies...

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By Kelly Rodenberg In the AKFCF family, there is no shortage of individuals, organizations, or groups doing remarkable things to grow the KFC brand and change lives through the continued efforts made over the last year. It is likely your life has been touched by those special individuals and organizations going above and beyond. Now is your chance to give them the recognition they deserve with...

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By Kelly Rodenberg Your adventure begins when you register. Whether this is your first or fifteenth visit to Las Vegas, get ready for a whole new experience. AKFCF is thrilled to be back in Las Vegas for the 2024 Annual AKFCF Convention and we’re ready to offer you the adventure of a lifetime. Online registration will open this month at www.akfcf.com. Watch for an email announcing the date;...

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By Shannon Prendiville The Northwest KFC Franchisee Association welcomes our newest officer to the Executive Committee. The board is pleased to announce Daniel Jackson of Graja Inc. is our 2nd VP. We are excited to have Daniel on board and look forward to many years of collaboration. The Northwest KFC Franchisee Association is looking forward to being part of this year’s Super Super Fall Regional Meeting. For...

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By JoAnna Mueller It might be time to update your employee handbook! At the beginning of August, the National Labor Relations Board issued its ruling in Stericycle, Inc., 372 NLRB No. 113 (2023). This ruling went against the more employer friendly Boeing ruling from 2017. In its place, the new standard examines whether a workplace rule or policy has a reasonable tendency to interfere with employees’ exercise...

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By Kelly Rodenberg The AKFCF has historically done strategic planning every 3-5 years to help to move the system forward. Many of our successes have come from working against strategic objectives. Looking ahead and forecasting future issues helps us to develop plans and possible solutions.The AKFCF current Strategic Plan has three goals: • Enhance Partnership – both with KFCC and the franchisee family. • Enhance Convention – increase...

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By Jennifer Thomas During the Southeast regional breakout at the Austin Convention, the nomination slate was presented and accepted by our members. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors became official on June 1, 2023. The current leadership of the SEKFCFA is as follows: President: Mike West1st VP: Eric Felker2nd VP: Michael HubbardSec/Treas: Inman HodgesIPP: Joe Kendall Board of Directors:John RevisBrian GentileDwayne McIntyreMallory ShoffnerTim VickreyHilary BlackNick PotterHoward KillgoStephanie...

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