Lee’s celebrating 50 years


Will celebrate with giveaways, memorabilia

For the Piqua Daily Call

PIQUA — Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken this year is celebrating 50 years of serving fresh, never frozen chicken. To celebrate, Lee’s fans from across the country can enter to win gift certificate to their Lee’s restaurant leading up to National Fried Chicken Day on July 6. Lee’s restaurants across the country will be celebrating on this day and awarding select customers with other branded giveaways.

The Griffith family has served Famous Recipe Chicken since 1972. Starting with two locations in Springfield, the Griffiths operate seven restaurants in Clark, Miami, Shelby and Logan counties. Bob and Gladys Griffith first purchased the Springfield franchises while Bob served as Famous Recipe Fried Chicken’s first general manager, hired by Lee Cummings. The Griffith family grew their franchise business steadily, and today Scott and Kim Griffith have run the family business for almost 25 years.

Scott and Kim are thankful for their loyal Lee’s Family — team members, managers and the many vendor partners necessary to run their business.

“Serving our Famous Recipe Chicken fast and friendly — that’s what our teams do every day,” said Griffith. “My wife Kim has also developed the Lee’s Catering business to serve family and business gatherings, with a good deal on a great meal.”

And the Griffiths are involved in community efforts, to support and serve the loyal customers who have helped make them “famous.”

“Our customers have really made these 50 years possible and we want to recognize their loyalty,” said Lori Seering, vice president of marketing for Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken. “We are thrilled about this milestone and hope to continue to serve our Famous Recipe chicken for years to come.”

Entrants are encouraged to visit Lee’s Facebook and Twitter pages to enter to win gift certificates ranging in value from $5-$50. Winners will be randomly drawn through July 6.

“We have a passionate system of franchise owners and employees, and this milestone represents their continued dedication to good service,” said Seering. “We continue to be humbled by our many loyal customers and are so very proud of our restaurants’ continued success.”

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken is a casual dining franchise founded in Lima, in 1966 specializing in fresh, never frozen chicken and includes 135 locations in 12 states across America. The Lee’s system has seen 25 consecutive quarters of same store sales growth and saw a 7.7 percent growth in 2015 system sales over 2014.

To learn more, visit LeesFamousRecipe.com.

Will celebrate with giveaways, memorabilia
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