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Henny Penny Corporation
TypePrivate/Employee Owned
IndustryFoodservice equipment
Founded1957 (1957)
FounderChester Wagner
Area served
Key people
  • Jack Cobb (Owner, President & CEO, 1975-1998)
  • Steve Cobb (Owner, 1998-2015)
  • Rob Connelly (President & CEO)
Number of employees
600 (worldwide, 2013)
Footnotes / references

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.[2] Notable clients include KFC, Wendy's, McDonald's, Chick-fil-A and Chicken Licken. The company became employee-owned in 2015.[3]


Evolution Elite Open Fryer

In 2009, Henny Penny introduced a reduced-oil capacity technology with the Evolution Elite Open Fryer, a deep fat fryer using 30 lbs. of frying oil in the vat instead of the previous 50 lbs.[4]


Henny Penny has received several awards from industry associations and customers.




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  2. ^ "Henny Penny sizzles with growth". Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  3. ^ "Henny Penny becomes employee owned". Retrieved 2022-01-31.
  4. ^ no by-line (March 13, 2013). "Commercial Frying: Version Three Point... WOW!" (PDF). Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "QSR Equipment Leader Named KFC US Supplier of the Year". Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-05-31.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Cogliano, Joe (June 20, 2011). "Henny Penny Named KFC Supplier of Year". Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  8. ^ "KFC Names Henny Penny Equipment Supplier of the Year". Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  9. ^ Staff writer(s) (June 16, 2010). "McDonald's Names Henny Penny Global Equipment Supplier of the Year". Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  10. ^ "Henny Penny Equipment Recognized by McDonald's". Retrieved 2016-10-31.