Of the millions of people who travel to New Orleans every year, you might be surprised to learn that less than 15 percent visit for a conference, convention or trade show. While the influx of business travelers continues to swell, along with all other visitors to this fun-loving and historic city, so do the vacation travelers. You might also be interested to know that in a city known for its restaurants, operators of quick service establishments face serious obstacles to success.

In selecting New Orleans as the destination for the 2018 National Conference and Franchisee Hall of Fame luncheon, DDIFO wanted to provide its members with a new venue in which it could offer high-level insight into issues of importance to franchisees across the country. It also wanted members and guests to have a great time.