Can a 16 year old vacuum cleaner salesman become one of the “Great American Business Leaders of the 20th Century”? Well that’s exactly what Governor John Y. Brown, Jr. did.
Today we salute Governor John Y. Brown, Jr. for shaping the fast food industry and recognize his leadership in revolutionizing the food industry by presenting him with the Alltech Medal of Excellence.
Known as the “Franchise King”, Brown established a global reputation as a businessman and entrepreneur after he purchased Kentucky Fried Chicken along with his partner Jack C. Massey in 1964 and built the company into the world’s largest food service company by establishing 3500 KFC restaurants and building the “Colonel” into the world’s most recognized personal brand.
In November 2009, Harvard Business School named Brown among the “Great American Business Leaders of the 20th Century” for building the fast food industry as it is known today. In 2010, Governor Brown also received the “Pioneer of the Year” award. Today John Y. Brown is honored as an extraordinary entrepreneur, businessman and leader.
Last night Governor John Y. Brown, Jr. told us how honored he is to receive the Medal of Excellence award and how we can change the food industry with antibiotic and hormone free food.