About FRLA - The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

FRLA is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Our mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s $108.8 billion hospitality industry which represents 1.4 million employees - making it the state’s number one industry. We offer regulatory compliance and food safety training needs (RCS Training and SafeStaff®); industry developed career-building high school programs (FRLAEF); sponsor the only event in Florida exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry (FR&L Show, October 11-13, 2017 in Orlando); and we safeguard the needs of the hospitality industry by providing legislative advocacy. We represent and serve more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks. For more information, go to and find us on Twitter @FRLAnews, Facebook and YouTube.

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association throws their full support behind this event and schedules several major annual events around the show, including:

NRA/FRLA Bob Leonard Golf Classic

October 10, 2017 - Championsgate Golf Course   
Our Bob Leonard golf chairs and Jeff Grayson committee members invite you to join us for this exciting tournament! VIP senior executives from Walt Disney World, Marriott, Outback Steakhouse, Tijuana Flats, Miller’s Ale House, Firehouse Subs, Hilton and Universal team up with FRLA member suppliers for a day of unparalleled relationship-building opportunities. Don’t golf? Don’t worry! There are plenty of opportunities before, during and after the tournament to network.

Contact Sally Davis, for event information.

FRLA Fall Board Meeting

October 11-12, 2017 - Orange County Convention Center 
FRLA board members, chapter presidents, representatives, past state chairmen and at-large directors from large and small national restaurant and hotel chains and top independents hold their bi-annual  board meeting at the show.

Contact Sandy Moore, for event information. 

FRLA Stars of the Industry Celebration 

October 11, 2017 (tentative) - Hyatt Regency Orlando
Join industry leaders for a fabulous evening of networking and entertainment! Held in conjunction with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show (October 11-13), this is THE Florida hospitality gathering of the year. During the celebration, FRLA will install the Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee. In addition, FRLA’s Hall of Fame winners, prestigious Hotelier, Restauranteur and Supplier of the Year, and outstanding hospitality industry employees will be recognized for their accomplishments and service in the industry. We must never forget the courage and unity of our nation on September 11, 2001 and FRLA will commemorate those who perished sixteen years ago with a special recognition during this event.

Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
6:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 PM Installation and Awards Dinner

Contact Maggie Dilger, for event information.