Upper Midwest KFC Franchisee Association


Welcome to the Upper 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.

Bryan Robinson, President 


The Upper Midwest Region is one of seven 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. Click here for a detailed timeline of the last 41 years!   

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.  


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