2017 Caribla Convention


Sunday, February 26, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.                AKFCF & CARIBLA Registration
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                  KFCC Workshops
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                  Welcome Reception in Trade Show (Visit the Caribla booth row)

Monday, February 27, 2017
7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                   Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                AKFCF Opening Session
10:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.              KFCC Presentations
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                Lunch in Trade Show (Visit the Caribla booth row)
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                  CARIBLA Meetings (franchisees only)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                  CARIBLA Reception Sponsored by Pepsi
7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.                AKFCF Texas Shindig at Austin City Limits

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.               CARIBLA Meetings (franchisees only)
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.              RSCS Supplier Summit (Vendors only)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.                Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.                  AKFCF General Session
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                  Reception in Trade Show (Visit the Caribla booth row)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                 Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.               AKFCF Town Hall – Franchisees Only
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.               ARL Workshop
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.               AKFCF Workshops
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.               Ray Zimmerer Annual Golf Outing
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.               AKFCF Closing Celebration at Antone’s Night Club


Caribla Reception Sponsored by Pepsi, Monday, February 27th, 2017 (6-8pm):  Join the Caribla franchisees and team members for drinks and appetizers at the Caribla Reception sponsored by Pepsi at 3TEN to be held immediately before the AKFCF Texas Shinding. At 8pm we will go upstairs to the Austin City Limits venue and join the AKFCF celebration.

AKFCF Texas Shindig at Austin City Limits, Monday, February 27th, 2017 (8-10:30pm):  Come celebrate with the AKFC family at the legendary Austin City Limits theater where Little Big Town will give an exclusive performance for our attendees.  This is the first time that the “big night” is early in the convention schedule so all the exhibitors will be able to attend!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To help us monitor attendance and costs, we will be implementing a “No-Show Fee.” If you pick up a ticket and then do not attend the event, your form of payment will be charged $150 as a no-show fee. We all know plans can change at the last minute, so you will have up to 72 hours prior to the event to cancel without paying the fee. Your ticket for the Shindig will be furnished to you on site in Austin when you register.

RSCS Supplier Summit, Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (10-11:30am):  The RSCS will be holding its annual Supplier Summit on Tuesday morning.  This meeting is open to RSCS/Yum! approved suppliers only.  Click here for information on becoming approved.

AKFCF Ray Zimmerer Memorial Golf Tournament, Wednesday, March, 1, 2017:  The 2017 tournament will be played at the Barton Creek Golf Club Coore Crenshaw Cliffside Course on the final day of convention, with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm.  Transportation will depart the hotel at 11:00 am.  Cost $179. Entry fee includes greens fees, range balls, cart, lunch, and prizes. Rental clubs $80.

Celebration at Antone’s, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (7-10pm):  You will need to plan on staying through Wednesday night to enjoy the closing celebration party at the legendary Antone’s Blues Club.  The last trade show hours are on Tuesday evening, so unless you are staying to play golf on Wednesday, you may not be around for this event.  Make sure you will be in Austin on Wednesday night before registering.  On the other hand, space is extremely limited (the venue only holds 400 pp) so it will be a first-come, first-served opportunity. You will have the opportunity to register for this event at the online registration site.


1  Caribla booth
5 attendee registrations
Caribla Reception sponsorship
5 min presentation time
Logo recognition in materials
Choice of booth location

3 attendee registrations
Speaker sponsorship
5 min presentation time
Logo recognition in materials
Choice booth location

2 attendee registrations
Lunch or workshop sponsorship
5 min presentation time
Logo recognition in materials
Choice of booth location

1 attendee registration
Break sponsorship
Logo recognition in materials
Choice of booth location


Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, February 25 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, February 26 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Show Hours
Sunday, February 26 – 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Welcome Reception in the Hall)
Monday, February 27 – 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (Lunch in the Hall)
Tuesday, February 28 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Reception in the Hall)
Tuesday, February 28 – 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Wednesday, March 1 – 6:00 am – 10:00 am

The CARIBLA BOOTH size is 10×10 and cost $6500 (includes 2 attendees). If you want a larger booth you can purchase 2 booths (10×20). The Caribla booths are located in the Caribla Booth row (211-231 and 212-232) unless requested otherwise. Additional paid attendees are $700.

Your registration in Caribla includes both the Caribla & AKFCF programs.


Although the host hotel for the meetings is the JW Marriott, a block has been secured at the Residence Inn/Courtyard which is directly next to the Austin Convention Center (where exhibits will be held).  The negotiated room rate is a bit lower and includes breakfast.  This is something you may want to take advantage of.

Click here to reserve your room at the JW Marriott Austin. Reservations may also be made via phone at 844-473-3959.  Please advise that you are attending the AKFCF Convention to receive the group rate of $224/night.

JW Marriott Austin (Host hotel)
110 E. Second Street
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 474-4777

Click here to make your reservation at the Courtyard/Residence Inn. Reservations may also be made via phone at (800) 331-3131 (Residence Inn) or (800) 321-2211 (Courtyard). Please advise that you are attending the AKFCF Convention to receive the group rate of $205/night.

Courtyard & Residence Inn
300 E. Fourth Street
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 236-8008

The above rates are per guestroom, per night, for up to four (4) occupants. Rates are subject to a 15% tax. The above room rate includes complimentary In-Room Internet Access and use of the Fitness Center. Rates are honored three (3) days prior and post-Convention dates, based on availability.  A deposit of one night’s room and tax is required at the time of booking.  Changes or cancellation must be made prior to 72 hours of the scheduled arrival to avoid one night’s penalty fee.

The deadline for hotel reservations at the group rate is January 31, 2017.


Air: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located 7.5 miles from downtown and is just a 15-minute drive from the JW Marriott.

Ground: Taxis are available at an average rate of $30 one way and depending on traffic is a 20-minute ride. Limousine services are available by contacting the Concierge Desk at (512) 474-4777. The current flat fee to/from the airport is $60.

Parking: Valet parking is available at $47 per day for all hotel guests. Off-site self-parking is available.