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Origins Of Top Businesses: If You Love Fried Food, You Should Thank Henny Penny

This section of our site is called “Origins Of Top Businesses”.

It features interesting facts about the early years of well-known businesses.

These facts are given to you for fun and inspiration.

Fun because how many top businesses started out is really surprising.

Inspiring because it will help you as a business owner see that if they can do it, so can you.

Now for today’s facts:

henny penny company history

  • What is Henny Penny? Henny Penny is a privately held, family-owned company that sells commercial pressure fryers.
  • It was was founded in 1957. 
  • They built the world’s first commercial pressure fryer and quickly became known for delicious fried chicken.
  • It’s believe that their name is from story Henny Penny, also known as Chicken Little. It’s the story about a chicken who believes the world is coming to an end.
  • They have remained the industry leader in this category throughout all these years.
  • They product line now includes open fryers, rotisseries, heated merchandisers, the SmartCombi™ ovens, blast chillers, warming cabinets and much more. 
  • They continue to innovate. During the last decade, alone, they have developed product lines in nine separate categories.
  • They have grown into a worldwide enterprise used by thousands of foodservice operators around the world.
  • If you have eaten fried food in any restaurant around the world, then you can thank Henny Penny.



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