Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

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 $111.7 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, September 6-8, 2018 in Orlando co-located with Healthy Food Expo Florida); 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.

FRLA Events

NRA/FRLA Bob Leonard Golf Classic

NRA/FRLA Bob Leonard Golf Classic

October 18, 2018 - 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 (, or visit the event page for more information.

Contact Sandy Moore ( or Maggie Dilger ( for board meeting information. For sponsorships, please contact Sally Davis (

FRLA Fall Board Meeting

September 6-7, 2018 - 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.

FRLA Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration

September 6, 2018 - Hyatt Regency Orlando

Join industry leaders for a evening of networking and entertainment! Held in conjunction with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo Florida, this is THE Florida hospitality gathering of the year. During the celebration, FRLA will install its Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee. In addition, FRLA’s Hall of Fame winners (Hotelier, Restauranteur and Supplier of the Year) and outstanding hospitality industry employees will be recognized for their accomplishments and service to the industry.

Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 6:00 PM Welcome Reception 7:00 PM Installation and Awards Dinner For event information, please contact Maggie Dilger ( For sponsorships, please contact Sally Davis (