Brown says it was time for him to fly the coop at Kenny Rogers Roasters, the rotisserie-chicken restaurant chain he founded five years ago. Brown, who headed the expansion of Kentucky Fried Chicken in the s and a former governor of Kentucky, on Tuesday announced the signing of a joint venture agreement to expand Roasters into the Far East.
Last month, he sold a 51 percent stake in Roasters to a Malaysian hospitality group that already owned a chunk of stock in the Fort Lauderdale chain. The Fort Lauderdale company said on Tuesday it will open its first restaurant in a Tokyo suburb on June 9.
Brown, who founded the company in with country western entertainer Kenny Rogers, said he sold his share of the privately held company so that Roasters could expand on the financial strength of Berjaya Group, its new majority owner. Experts say it may not have been the best time for the small company to go public.
Roasters is taking its menu overseas on the aggressive wings of former Kentucky Gov. Brown two years ago when he created the chain as an alternative to fried chicken restaurants.
The company is expanding faster than was imagined by company founder John Y. Brown, chairman of the Fort Lauderdale company he founded four years ago. Eighty-three franchised units continue to operate.
Brown said Monday that he sold his majority interest in Roasters Corp. The June 2 motion against Martin Bernholz, filed by franchisees of the chicken restaurant chain, also alleged that he made payments that violated the U.
A hearing on the motion to oust Bernholz is scheduled for today in federal bankruptcy court in the Middle District of North Carolina.
The company will continue to grow and prosper without him, says Brown, former Kentucky governor, Kentucky Fried Chicken executive and chicken booster par excellence. Metzger gave only a few days notice and left the company Monday, Roasters spokesman Randy Rogers said Thursday.
Rogers said Metzger left the company on good terms but declined to give further information. The entertainer says the bankrupt Kenny Rogers Roasters chain of chicken restaurants no longer has the right to use his name.
The claim comes as court-appointed managers are trying to sell Fort Lauderdale-based Roasters Corp.The guarded luxury homes by Berjaya Properties, situated in Penang Turf Club, at the pulsating heart of Penang Island.
Consist of 69 freehold bungalow lots spread over 26 acres.
This development is surrounded by nature-inspired facilities and features for wholesome living. Acting as the P.A. of Berjaya Group Founder on his business trip and assists in exploring investment opportunities (not restricted to property development).
Achievements: Leading the team in application of a 10 years tenure RMB million development loan from ICBC for our Great Mall of Title: Executive Director at Berjaya. KUALA LUMPUR: Bejaya Group plans to build an airport in Pulau Tioman, Pahang costing up to RM billion.
Group executive chairman Tan Sri Vincent Tan announced today that it would submit the proposal to the government. Berjaya unveiled a fund-raising plan that doesn't comply with domestic securities guidelines.
The Malaysian group plans to raise about $ million through a. Berjaya Corporation is a market leader in the Numbers Forecasting Operations industry in Malaysia. In addition, the Group supplies and maintains online lottery systems and computerized waging equipment and systems in the Philippines, Vietnam and USA.
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