KFC architect to speak at Alltech Symposium
Animal nutrition company, Alltech, welcomes John Y. Brown Jr. as a speaker at its 24th International Feed Industry Symposium to be held in Lexington, Kentucky April 20-23, 2008.
Brown, a former governor of Kentucky, is credited with launching the popularity of the fast food industry as a result of his ties to Kentucky Fried Chicken, a brand he helped grow to become universally known.
KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders, sold his interest in the US portion of the company in 1964 to a group of investors led by Brown for US$2 mln. The price grew to $285 million15 years later when the company was acquired by Heublein, Inc. There were over 3,500 company-owned and franchised KFC restaurants worldwide.
â€œI’m so excited that John Y. Brown is going to be taking part in Alltech’s Symposium,â€ said Dr Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. â€œWe as a company are working towards becoming the first nutritional superbrand and it’s a natural fit to have someone who has been recognised by Harvard Business School as a Great American Business Leader sharing his knowledge on the subject with us and others in our industry.â€
The theme for Alltech’s Symposium will be â€œThe Greenest Generation,â€ and the event will focus on how agriculture will capture consumer confidence and be recognised as a guardian of the environment while maximising animal performance.