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    Your Essential NRA Show Guide

  • Navigating a show with 58,000 industry professionals and 1,800 exhibitors can be tough. But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

    Monday | May 7, 2012

    10–11:30 a.m.

    Franchise Operator Presidents’ Panel

    This panel of premier franchise CEOs, including Jimmy John Liautaud, CEO and founder of Jimmy John’s, and Craig Culver, CEO of Culver Franchising System, is a must-attend session for anyone interested in franchising. Room S404D

    The Health Care Law: What’s On the Horizon?

    No matter what happens with this year’s presidential elections or expected Supreme Court ruling, many restaurateurs are making changes now in the event the 2010 health care law is upheld. Moderator Michelle Neblett, director of Labor & Workforce Policy at the NRA, and Annette King, senior director of benefits for OSi Restaurant Partners LLC, will teach operators about the steps they should take to prepare for possible implementation of the law. Room S403B

    Noon–1:30 p.m.

    Special Highlight

    Yum! Brands CEO David Novak’s Keynote Address

    Read more about Novak’s vision for Yum Brands and the state of quick service on Page 68.

    Food Safety Modernization Act Update

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) impacts your business. This session, moderated by Christopher Melchert, senior manager of food safety and quality assurance for the National Restaurant Association, will provide the latest FSMA information you need to know. Room S403A

    2–3:30 p.m.

    Pros & Cons of Being a Restaurant Franchisee #2

    If you missed their first session on Saturday, Julie Bennett-Lefkow, author of Franchise Times Guide to Selecting, Buying & Owning a Franchise, and Eric Stites, founder and CEO of The Franchise Business Review, will again explain how to pick a successful concept. Room S404D

    Menu Labeling: Where do we stand?

    The FDA drafted regulatory language requiring calorie labeling on menuboards and the availability of nutrition information in all national restaurant chains with more than 20 units. Dan Roehl, public affairs specialist at the National Restaurant Association, will provide an update on menu labeling and how these important changes impact you. Room S403B

    Next: Tuesday, May 8th