Thursday, February 7, 2019

Regional Breakfast Meetings

8:30 a.m. - 11: 30 a.m.

Allowing more time to take care of business, your regions now have three hours to congregate with their members to discuss and conduct important association business matters. Members of the AKFCF leadership will pop in to address any concerns and answer questions.

Convention Registration and Green Room Experience!

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you didn't get in on Wednesday to pick up your badge, you'll have a whole new registration experience when you check in for “Prime Time 2.” Begin by walking the red-carpet to take a selfie with your fellow celebrities in front of the step and repeat screen, then obtain your VIP badge that allows you access into the show and exclusive private events. Once checked in, you can enter the NEW AKFCF “Prime Time 2” Green Room. Just got off the plane and want to look and feel refreshed? We’ve got you covered with experts from our hair, make-up and massage team. Relax and unwind in a fun and funky atmosphere with unique finger foods and drinks. And don’t forget to pick up your swag bag on the way out!

Visit the registration desks across from Gatlin Ballroom to pick up your name badge and other registration materials.  Again this year you'll be registering alphabetically instead of at a regional desk to make it easier and quicker for you!


KFC’s Pathway to the Future: More Satisfied Guests and Teams

Are you and your teams ready for the future of KFC? You’ve been asking the brand to return to plated meals, and we’re finally bringing it back to our restaurants through Scoop to Order. Learn how this new operations process is improving both the team member and guest experience, as well as best practices from your peers on how to successfully bring it to life in your restaurants. Plus, learn about the staggering, real costs of turnover and tools to help you calculate how much it hits your bottom line. We are all facing an unprecedented labor crisis together, so hear from other franchisees about the tools and strategies they are using to hire, train, and keep their teams. You’ll walk away with real-life examples and an action plan to take back to your restaurants and implement right away!

Keeping Your Labor Real With the Rising Costs of Minimum Wage

Are you prepared for all of the cost implications of the next minimum wage increase? In this workshop, learn the real impact of a dollar minimum wage increase and two key things you can do to help mitigate the financial impact. See how easier procedures and scheduling changes create cost savings and labor reallocation that can lead to more productive teams, more satisfied guests, and more sales and profits for you! Hear directly from franchisees how they’ve succeeded with some of these tools and tactics in some of the highest wage markets in the nation.

KFC’s Edge in Today’s Digital World

In this highly interactive workshop, you will rotate through 3 quick sessions to experience and learn more about each of these vital KFC technologies: Grubhub delivery and online, customer pickup orders, Mobile Manager iPads, and Power BI, KFC’s new above-restaurant reporting platform. Learn how operators are growing their business through KFC’s Grubhub partnership and why digital online transactions are critical to the brand’s continued growth and success. Experience Mobile Manager iPads for yourself and see how they are simplifying tasks and saving time for our restaurant managers. Plus, see what exciting, new functionality is coming soon! Get a personal look at your organization’s data in Power BI and on-the-go access to data on delivery, sales, speed, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to educate yourself on all of these technologies and how you can use them every day to save time and money and continue to grow your business! Download the Power BI mobile app before attending: search “Power BI” in App Store or Google Play; once downloaded, launch app, tap “Get started”, then Connect to Power BI option; enter your TeamKFC user ID + (ex:, then enter your TeamKFC user ID and password.

Welcome Reception in the Trade Show

The Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to join your fellow franchisees and our valued suppliers in the Trade Show. Featuring everything you need to run your restaurant profitably, the exhibitors will showcase all of their newest products and services. Enjoy food and drinks and get exclusive access to the exhibitors you’ve been waiting to meet; network with peers as you preview cutting-edge products from more than 175 leading companies. Revel in the company of colleagues and friends and make new connections as we kick-off the start of an exciting new season.

NEW THIS YEAR!   Look for the “Prime Time Prize Place,” which will be located in a prominent area of the Trade Show. Let’s “Keep it Real” - who doesn’t want to win a fabulous prize! “Prize Place” will be a fun, creative and eye-catching display of our exhibitors’ unique, high ticket items or services available for guests of the show to win. Pick what prizes look appealing to you and then then head over to that supplier’s booth and enter to win. Drawings will be held during the Trade Show on Friday and guests MUST be present to win.