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John Y. Brown, Jr.

Kentucky Fried Chicken Company

1964 - 1973

Restaurants & Lodging

1960 b. 1933
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateUniversity of Kentucky
GraduateJD, University of Kentucky
Personal
Born-Died1933
BirthplaceKentucky (KY)
RaceWhite
Era - 1960

Brown, along with a group of investors, purchased Kentucky Fried Chicken from its founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, for $2 million in 1964. Brown grew Kentucky Fried Chicken from 600 to 3,500 franchises. Brown, alongside McDonald’s Ray Kroc, is recognized with launching the dynamic growth of the fast food industry. In 1971, Heublein, Inc. acquired Kentucky Fried Chicken for $285 million.