Greater Midwest KFC Franchise Association

Welcome

President, Noah Hommerding

Welcome to the Greater Midwest KFC Franchisee Association website. Our association is founded on the heritage of the Colonel, and the culture of franchisees helping each other to develop and grow.

Our association provides a wonderful forum, whether it is developing and recognizing our restaurant leaders at our Spring RGM meetings, or the learning, fellowship, sharing and fun at our fall franchisee business meetings. We are committed to bringing independent thinking, learning opportunities and the wisdom of the entire franchisee system to our members, as well as providing a forum for discussions with our vendors and corporate partners.

As we all work hard to provide our customers with the standards of food quality, service and cleanliness that the Colonel was famous for, we are thankful for the legacy he left us, which has led to our success.

Noah Hommerding, President

Association of Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchisees

The Greater Midwest Region is one of six domestic regions that make up the Association of Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchisees, Inc. (AKFCF). The AKFCF was formed in 1974 and has a colorful history.

When Colonel Sanders sold Kentucky Fried Chicken, he feared his franchisees would lose control of their own businesses and the future that they were working toward and in which they had invested. So he encouraged them to unite to protect the franchisees that he considered part of his own “family” and to give the franchisees a voice in the future development of a concept which would prove to be far greater than was envisioned at the time. This brought about several small meetings with early franchisees and in 1965 the Southeastern Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchisee Association was formed and formally organized in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten years later, the AKFCF (our national association) was incorporated in the same city.

The AKFCF is unique with the “family” spirit of its membership and firmly rooted in the values of Colonel Sanders. Its purpose is clearly stated with its Mission Statement, adopted September 12, 1993, in Washington, DC: “The Association of Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchisees, Inc. is united to protect, promote and advance the mutual interests of all member franchisees and the Kentucky Fried Chicken system”.  This mission statement was updated effective May, 2000, to reflect a worldwide focus.

The AKFCF remains focused on protecting and promoting its members’ investments in a healthy KFC organization.

Note

We are not Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation…

This site does not pertain to KFC Corporation.  If you have information to pass along to KFCC regarding franchising opportunities, individual restaurant issues or charitable donations, etc., please call at (800) 544-5774.

If you have a compliment or a complaint about a KFC restaurant, please report the issue to (800) Call KFC or www.kfc.com

Events

AKFCF Convention | March 2-5, 2021

Gaylord National – National Harbor, MD

AKFCF APP

Download the AKFCF app at – www.tripbuildermedia.com/apps/akfcf – or within the app store on your phone.

Easily view Convention Schedule, Exhibitors, Speakers, Location Content, Instant Alerts and much more! You can even create your own schedule so you never miss what’s important to you.

National online membership renewal site

Greater Midwest KFC Franchisee Association

 

The national online membership renewal site is for franchisees only. It provides a centralized site to pay membership dues for each of the regions in which you have restaurants. Click HERE to enter the site and pay your membership dues.

 

 

Franchisee members are franchisees who operate one or more KFC restaurant(s) within the geographical boundaries of the region. Membership dues are $175 plus $25 per restaurant.

Please use the National Online Membership Renewal Site at the link above to complete your membership and pay your dues online!

If you select to pay by check after completing the online membership. Please dues payments to:

GMKFCFA

c/o Kevin Schlutz

P.O. Box 269

Columbus Junction, IA 52738.

 

Institutional membership (vendors)

 

Institutional members are suppliers of products and services for KFC and its franchisees. We collect our vendor dues during the Fall Super Regional online registration, which opens in July.

You may pay meeting registration and membership by check but onlyafter completing the Fall Super Regional online registration. Institutional membership dues are $300.  Please see our Fall Meeting page to register for the Fall Super Regional Meeting.

Please send payments to:

GMKFCFA

c/o Kevin Schlutz

P.O. Box 269

Columbus Junction, IA 52738

If you will not be attending the Fall Super Regional Meeting you may send your membership dues via check to:

GMKFCFA

c/o Kevin Schlutz

P.O. Box 269

Columbus Junction, IA 52738

Dues cover October 1st through September 30th of any given year.

 

 

 

Honorary & Deceased members 

Honorary

 

Bill & Marlynn Allen

Gary & Carolyn Hopfensberger

Stan & Bonnie Rothenberger

Merle & Linda Rasmussen

Dale & Joanne Gottschalk

 

 

 

Deceased

 

Bob Schlutz

Ken Monroe

John Grassi

Don & Peggy Kimball

Lyle King

Don Nicolson

Ted Theodoroff

 

leadership directory

Greater Midwest KFC Franchisee Association

Executive committee

Noah Hommerding, President

Nanette Walker, 1st Vice President

Vijay Patel, 2nd Vice President


Noah Hommerding, Immediate Past President


Kevin Schlutz, Secretary & AKFCF Secretary


Noah Hommerding, Treasurer

 

 

 

Akfcf Past presidents

From the Greater Midwest Region

 

 

Bryan Robinson

Dale Black

Chuck Weaver

Kevin Schlutz

Bill Allen

Bob Schlutz

Don Nicholson

Joe Zimmerman

 

Board of directors

Vijay Patel, GM 2nd Vice President

Nanette Walker, GM 1st Vice President

Noah Hommerding, AKFCF Partnership Survey-Chair, GM President, Treas, & Past President

Kevin Schlutz, AKFCF Secretary, GM Secretary, AKFCF Past President

Pete Wasilevich, NCAC, NMS Chair & Brand Committee

Mike Kulp, NCAC, REC & Brand Committees

Dale Black, AKFCF Past President 

Bryan Robinson, AKFCF President Past President

Dave Morrow, MN State Director

Ron Coulter, ND/SD State Director

Terry Robinson, IN State Director

Michelle Hunt, AKFCF Quarterly Editor & Assistant UMW Secretary/Webmaster

Justin Stewart, KFC NPC Chair & GM NPC Rep

Chris King, IL State Director

 

Events

Greater Midwest KFC Franchisee Association

Super Regional KFC Franchisee Association

Meeting September 27 – September 30, 2021 – Hyatt Regency Tamaya

 

FRANCHISEE ONLY Registration – https://cvent.me/8wAMzv

VENDOR ONLY Registration – https://www.cvent.com/d/dyq8hh

All Hotel Reservations –  https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/TAMAY/G-GMSW

Contact us

Greater Midwest KFC Franchisee Association