The International Franchise Association in February appointed former Rep. Charles J. Melancon as its senior vice president of government relations and public policy. Melancon, who represented Louisiana’s third congressional district as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005 through 2010, has experience in the foodservice industry. From 1978 to 1991, he owned Baskin-Robbins franchises in Louisiana. He talked with NRN during the IFA’s 51st convention last month ...

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