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By Shane Lovato Are you ready for the start of new endeavors? We are! The Southwest Region is preparing to have our Board of Directors Meeting in June. We have a strong agenda and plan to make our comeback to our membership. For too long, we have been observant; waiting to choose our next direction. Now with our strong leadership team and amazing state directors, we...

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By Kelly Rodenberg It’s that time of year when we transition positions to and from the board, committees, and our very own staff members. Thank you to the following franchisees for your dedication and leadership in the AKFCF: Brandon Robertson – AKFCF Immediate Past President Pablo Girard – CARIBLA President Mike Houston – NE President Fred Jackson – NW President Joe Kendall – SE President Matt Hansen – Education Committee Chair and Large...

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By Kevin Schlutz There was a whole lot of family going on in Austin at the end of February! AKFCF President Keith Cole was right on the money with his Convention theme of a “Foundation of Family.” The Greater Midwest Region has become more and more a family since our merger in 2019. Everyone knows each other better and the respect is evident for our representatives...

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By Amber Peoples On February 7, President Joe Biden gave his second State of the Union Address to Congress, marking his first since Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives following midterm elections. While Biden took this opportunity to celebrate low unemployment and robust job growth across the nation, many of his Democratic talking points were met with rancor from Republicans, providing little hope for...

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By Kelly Rodenberg Congratulations to all the winners who were recognized at the 2023 Annual AKFCF Convention in Austin! Stay tuned for special recognition in the spring issue of the Quarterly, sharing more about each of this year’s award recipients. And the winners are: AKFCF President’s Award – Jim McKenzie AKFCF Outstanding Partner Award – Emma Horn, KFC Foundation AKFCF John R. Neal Award – Joan Bowling AKFCF Lifetime Achievement Award...

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By Shannon Prendiville The Northwest KFC Franchisee Association just completed a successful return to Hawaii for our Fall Meeting 2022. After several postponements, the NW and Southern California regions hosted an incredible meeting with great discussions, presentations, and fun times. We all enjoyed what the Big Island has to offer. A big thank you to all our vendor partners that made the trek to Hawaii with...

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By Kelly Rodenberg Sunday, February 26th JW Marriott JW Grand Ballrooms 1 – 4, 4th Floor 3:00 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Happy People = Happy Guests: Our Secret Recipe for Driving Sales & Transactions When we think of growing our brand, 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...

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By Amber Peoples Barely into the start of a new Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives has already made history with elections for Speaker of the House. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the House Republican leader in the previous session, knew he faced an uphill battle as he sought the top position in the House. A small group of Republicans in the House were vocal about their...

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By Kelly Rodenberg On Sunday, February 26th much of the KFC Family will arrive in Austin, Texas for the 2023 Annual Convention. Since registration first opened back in September, we recently made a few changes to the schedule. Please see the new agenda below: AKFCF 2023 Annual Convention Proposed Agenda as of 1/16/2023Saturday, February 251:00 pm – 4:00 pmAKFCF EC Meeting4:00 pm – 6:00 pmRegional Secretaries...

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By Tony Cameron When you think of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, you might think of The Little League World Series or great craft beer. But when members of the Northeast Region think of Williamsport, we think of our favorite son, AKFCF President Keith Cole. We wanted to take this opportunity to give Keith a shout out and thank him for all he has done for the Northeast Family and...

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