Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

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Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

“Fresh Chicken and Strips. Lees is Famous for Chicken”

Country of Origin:


Operational/Signed (Outlets)

  • USA - (228)
  • Iraq - (8)
  • Oman - (4)
  • Libya - (4)
  • Jordan - (2)
  • Abu Dhabi - (2)
  • Qatar - (2)


  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Tunisia
  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Iran

Established in 1966, Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken was started by Lee Cummings, the nephew of KFC's Colonel Sanders who spent much of his childhood in the kitchen of his Henryville, Indiana home. Lee hit the road with his uncle Harland in 1952, selling their own special blend of spices along with their famous pressure cookers, which later became part of KFC's "Secret Recipe". In three years, Lee and the Colonel opened over 800 KFC stores.

After the sale of KFC in 1962, Lee Cummings started developing his recipe, later to be known as "Famous Recipe." In 1966, Lee along with Harold Omer started "Harold's Take-Home" in Lima, Ohio where Lee first introduced his Famous Recipe Chicken. The word spread about this great new recipe and later that year the first franchise unit was opened in Columbus, Ohio.

The "home-cooked-quality" "grandma style" Famous Recipe Chicken is the hallmark of the Lee's brand. It gets its flavor from Famous Recipe spices and is hand breaded, honey dipped, and pressure cooked to seal in the famous flavor. Chicken is prepared three ways: Famous Recipe, a more flavorful Spicy variety, and the more tender "Oven Roast" Chicken.

Lee's also serves Jumbo Breast Strips and Jumbo Boneless Wings. The Jumbo Breast Strips are big, all-white-meat breast strips that are prepared the same way as their Famous Recipe Chicken. They are served with a dipping sauce.

The Jumbo Boneless Wings are chunks of all-white-meat chicken breasts marinated in a spicy blend of seasonings, then they are double breaded and pressure cooked.

Aside from the traditional chicken offerings, Lee's also serves chicken sandwiches, chicken fried steak, chicken pot pie and livers & gizzards.

Country sides include Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Corn on-the-cob, Country Rice, Red beans and Rice, Potato salad, Macaroni and Cheese, Potato wedges, Hot apples, Jalapeo pepper, Broccoli Pasta salad and buttermilk biscuits.

Franchise Support:

  • The rights to use the internationally renowned Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken brand name and trademark.
  • The right to use Lee's business systems and know-how through initial and on-going training and provision of technical support.
  • Evaluation of locations and identification of local suppliers and service providers.
  • Technical support in relation to customized store designs and layouts.
  • Post-Launch support including soft opening and launch event, on the job training and store monitoring.
  • Launch and annual marketing support, customized design and artwork.
  • On-going audit visits to the franchised stores and periodical review of financial performance.
  • Support in relation to the design of e-media and newsletters.

Unique Business Proposition

  • Internationally recognized brand name established by the founder of KFC
  • A market leader with family values
  • GCC/Arab world tested and proven successful business
  • Availability of menu and marketing material in Arabic
  • Local supply and fresh ingredients
  • Solid regional franchise support infrastructure
  • Proximity for the provision of immediate franchise support from Jordan in addition to Lee's international support team
  • Scalable store size, which allows for flexibility in location selection
  • Fried and oven roasted chicken and healthier choice menu
  • A diverse chicken menu, sandwiches, wraps and sides

Investor Profile

  • Business-orientated company or group with food and/or retail experience
  • Ability to fund the growth of the business in the target country
  • Knowledge of the real estate market in the target country and accessibility to prime locations
  • Ability to recruit highly skilled management and operational staff
  • Dedicated focus on restaurant development, sales & marketing and operations

International Licence Fee: Upon Application

PaulSary Hamway will be managing your enquiry.



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