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Henny Penny (manufacturer)

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Industry  Foodservice equipment
Area served  Worldwide
Headquarters  Eaton
Number of employees  600
Founder  Chester Wagner
Website  www.HennyPenny.com
Founded  1957
Type of business  Private/Employee Owned
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Key people  Jack Cobb (Owner, President & CEO, 1975-1998) Steve Cobb (Owner, 1998-2015) Rob Connelly (President & CEO)
Products  Pressure fryers Deep fryers Rotisseries Heated merchandisers Holding cabinets Combi steamers Breading Systems

Henny Penny is an American manufacturer of commercial grade food equipment based in Eaton, Ohio. The company was founded in 1957 and employs over 500 people. Notable clients include KFC, Wendy's, McDonald's, Chick-fil-A and Chicken Licken. As of 2015, the company is employee-owned.


Evolution Elite Open Fryer

In 2009, Henny Penny introduced a new reduced-oil capacity technology with the Evolution Elite Open Fryer, a deep fat fryer using only 30 lbs. of frying oil in the vat (compared to a traditional 50 lbs. vat capacity).


Henny Penny has earned a variety of recent awards from industry associations and customers for their product innovation and customer support.


  • KFC 2010 U.S. Equipment Supplier of the Year
  • KFC 2011 U.S. Equipment Supplier of the Year
  • KFC 2011 U.S. Supplier of the Year
  • KFC 2012 U.S. Equipment Supplier of the Year
  • McDonalds

  • McDonald's 2008 Innovation Award
  • McDonald's 2009 Global Equipment Supplier of the Year
  • McDonald's 2010 Global Equipment Partner of the Year
  • References

    Henny Penny (manufacturer) Wikipedia

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