Thursday, February 6


Join Kevin Hochman, KFC president, and members of the KFC leadership team as they provide an update on brand results and how we’ll deliver our next five years of sales growth. Learn more about KFC’s vision for the brand and the initiatives the brand is working on to step-change value and innovation, make KFC more accessible through delivery and digital efforts, simplify our operations, and transform and grow our restaurants – all to positively impact your organizations’ profitability. 


Take advantage of this last opportunity to meet with your suppliers and show your support over lunch. Make your way throughout the entire Trade Show to discover the best new products and services available.  From new ways to boost your social media presence, to food preparation made easier, to interactive recruitment and ways to best serve your customers, thes companies aim to make everything in your restaurant world as efficient and simple as possible.

Be sure to stop by and visit the RSCS Grow Your Savings Alley, KFCC’s American Showman booth, and all of the many sponsors who are showing their support with their substantial contributions.


(Each Workshop Presented Twice)


Technical skill and business intelligence are not enough to be a successful leader. Truly effective leaders are masterful at managing relationships in a positive way - it is what helps leaders successfully coach teams, manage stress, deliver feedback, and collaborate with others. What sets those high-performing leaders apart? Self-awareness of how their behavior impacts others, as well as recognizing and influencing others’ behaviors. In this workshop, we will explore these key leadership skills, how to lead with heart, and provide an overview of Heartstyles, including what it is, how to get started with Heartstyles, and what is available for those who have already started their journey with heart-led leadership.


We all know who the most critical leaders in the business are - our restaurant managers! We also know they have a lot going on at any given time. This workshop is focused on how to coach our #1 leaders to use best practices on time management and prioritization to elevate their leadership role within the restaurant. Arm yourself with tools to that can help you develop your managers into the best leaders for your team members and guests!


The World-Famous Wildhorse Saloon is a 66,000 square foot live music and dance destination with three floors of action-packed fun! Get ready to stampede through the doors to catch one of country music’s hottest entertainers perform live on stage, learn the newest dance steps and dine on their award-winning Southern smokehouse cuisine and fan favorites like their signature fried pickles and hot chicken. Wildhorse Saloon is located in the heart of Music City’s downtown district.

AKFCF Welcomes Lee Brice

Lee is a GRAMMY nominee, a CMA nominee and a double ACM award winner, and he’s taken five radio singles to #1: “A Woman Like You,” “Hard To Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” and “Drinking Class.” Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and others have recorded his songs and he’s performed on TV shows including NBC’s Today, ABC’s The Bachelor, NBC’s The Voice and FOX’s Miss USA. The “Rumor” singer, who is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora, is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque and puts Lee in company with not only Urban, but legends including Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac, and pop phenoms such as John Legend.



Pull on your boots and get ready for some great music, food, moonshine and line dancing!