Lee’s Famous Recipe announces new location in Delphos, Ohio

Local franchisees are remodeling the former Chik N House, strengthening Lee’s brand presence in Ohio

Lee's Famous Recipe announces new location in Delphos, OhioDelphos, OH (Restaurantnews.com) Lee’s famous recipe® chicken, the quick service restaurant chain specializing in fresh, never frozen chicken, today announced the opening of its newest franchise restaurant in Delphos, Ohio. Franchisees Ryan and Wanda Hoehn are building on the success of their Wapakoneta location by moving into an additional store and remodeling the Chik N House restaurant at 239 W. 5th in Delphos as Lee’s with plans to retain current employees and hire and train additional staff.

“Ryan and Wanda are a perfect example of what we’re looking for in our Lee’s franchisees, as they are committed to learning our systems and becoming great operators,” said Ryan Weaver, CEO of Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken. “They received the brand’s ‘Rising Star Award’ last year for achieving the highest sales growth of any unit across our system in 2020 and now we are delighted that they will become multi-unit owners with this second location in Delphos. We can’t wait for Ryan and Wanda to expand their following of ‘famous fans’ across their Northwest Ohio locations.”

“Having established Lee’s Famous Recipe in Wapakoneta, we are ready to expand our business and develop our relationship with Lee’s,” says Wanda Hoehn. “We believe the Delphos community is a great addition to our business and the iconic Lee’s Recipe Chicken brand. We’re excited to make Delphos, Ohio ‘famous’!”

Hoehn’s Wapakoneta Lee location was named the 2021 Small Business of the Year by the Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce and Hoehn’s received the Rising Star Award at Lee’s National Convention last fall.

“We are very interested in getting involved in the local community,” says Hoehn. “We support local schools in a number of ways – by providing teachers with free meal vouchers to use as rewards; Catering meals for groups such as sports teams, band and choir banquets, awards dinners and many other clubs; and we have a popular concession stand fundraiser for schools. The way it works is that the organization running the concession stand buys our chicken strips at a discounted price and then sells the breast strips to viewers to make a profit for their group.”

The new Delphos location will offer changing family and personal meals at a discounted price each week, and the dessert and beverage offerings will change every few weeks. Featuring both dine-in, drive-through and mobile ordering options, the remodeled 1,700-square-foot location offers a full menu of fresh, never-frozen, hand-breaded, honey-dipped chicken, as well as other classic favorites, famous sides, and house-brewed tea Monday – Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Customers can view the menu and order online LeesFamousRecipe.com or call the restaurant for orders and catering at (419) 692-3333.

About Lee’s Famous Recipe® Chicken

For more than 50 years, Lee’s Famous Recipe® Chicken, a casual dining franchise founded in Lima, Ohio, has specialized in fresh, never frozen chicken. Today, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken has 130 franchised and company-owned locations in 12 states and Canada. For more information, see LeesFamousRecipe.com.

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Dana Dussing Berry


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