Henny Penny (manufacturer)

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Henny Penny Corporation
Private/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. As of 2015, the company is employee-owned.[3]


Evolution Elite Open Fryer[edit]

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).[4]


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[5]
  • KFC 2011 U.S. Equipment Supplier of the Year[6]
  • KFC 2011 U.S. Supplier of the Year[7]
  • KFC 2012 U.S. Equipment Supplier of the Year[8]


  • McDonald's 2008 Innovation Award
  • McDonald's 2009 Global Equipment Supplier of the Year[9]
  • McDonald's 2010 Global Equipment Partner of the Year[10]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Henny Penny sizzles with growth". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  3. ^ "Henny Penny becomes employee owned". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  4. ^ no by-line (March 13, 2013). "Commercial Frying: Version Three Point... WOW!" (PDF). HennyPenny.com. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "QSR Equipment Leader Named KFC US Supplier of the Year". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-05-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Cogliano, Joe (June 20, 2011). "Henny Penny Named KFC Supplier of Year". BizJournals.com. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  8. ^ "KFC Names Henny Penny Equipment Supplier of the Year". Qsrmagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  9. ^ Staff writer(s) (June 16, 2010). "McDonald's Names Henny Penny Global Equipment Supplier of the Year". QSRWeb.com. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  10. ^ "Henny Penny Equipment Recognized by McDonald's". Qsrmagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.

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