EATON, Ohio – KFC named Henny Penny Corporation US Supplier of the year for 2010. Receiving this honor places Henny Penny in the top 3 percent of YUM! Brands' suppliers.

Henny Penny was given this recognition primarily for the success of its AHC-993 Holding Cabinet, a product that KFC uses to ensure its customers receive hot, fresh chicken. The AHC-993 features precise humidity controls, durable construction and a variable footprint.

"It's an honor to receive the YUM! Brands STAR Award," said Rob Connelly, president, Henny Penny. "Being recognized by industry giants such as YUM! and KFC speaks to the continued focus on outstanding, individualized product innovation that stems from every level of the Henny Penny organization."

KFC is part of YUM! Brands, which operates market leaders KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silvers and A&W. YUM! uses its STAR (Supplier Tracking, Assessment and Recognition) system for supplier evaluation and tracking. KFC engineers were the key determiners for the award recipient.

Henny Penny offers a wide range of foodservice equipment. Product lines include pressure and open fryers, combi ovens, rotisseries, holding cabinets and display merchandisers.