John Y. Brown Jr. is an outstanding
nationally recognized motivational speaker!
When you bring John Y. Brown Jr. to your stage, you bring
a pioneer in building the restaurant business. You
bring a unique speaker with service to both the corporate
and public sectors. You bring to your audience Brown's
talent for using an "entrepreneurial approach by thinking
out of the box."
Governor Brown has been the featured or keynote
speaker over 1,000 times. His audiences range from
corporate events such as Amway's Convention, the Norman
Vincent Peale Annual Conference, and for organizations as Chambers of
Miami, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Louisville, Kentucky. Brown has previously been recognized as Speaker of the Year by the
National Platform Association in Washington, DC.
|Example Topics Include:
Run like a Business: The Road to Success in
Politics & Business
Never Fail - They Just Keep
Changing It Until It Works
the World's Most Recognizable Brands
The Franchise King Shares His Secrets
You Get In A Hole - Stop Digging
Success is Built on the Footprints of Failure
Business Start-up Philosophy - Build 1, If It
Works, Build 2
||"Governor Brown is a genius in
his field, and his expertise and
magnetic persona are like no other ...
he has been an inspiration of many
entrepreneurs to build major food
companies. As the Founder of Boston
Chicken/Boston Market, I am one of those
inspired entrepreneurs. Governor Brown
will, simply put, ignite the passion of
everyone in his audience, that's how
effective he is!"
Chairman & CEO, UFood Grill
Founder, Boston Market
Brown is a multi-subject speaker, from business to government to
sports, and discusses franchising, entrepreneurial, and motivational
topics. A dynamic speaker, he keeps his audience alive with his
enthusiasm and Southern sense of humor. Quoting Emerson, Brown
states: "Nothing great was ever achieved without
Y. Brown, a man of many hats, including
fast-food franchise leader, governor of
Kentucky, sports team owner and renowned
entrepreneur, has been named Nation’s Restaurant
News 2010 Pioneer Award winner. The award
recognizes dedication and contributions to
foodservice including creativity and innovations
that have advanced the industry.
“John Brown is widely recognized as one of
America’s foremost entrepreneurs. His impact on
foodservice, especially in franchising, has been
remarkable” said Randall Friedman, publisher of
NRN. “Known as the ‘Franchise King,’ Mr. Brown
opened over 4,000 franchise units nationally and
internationally without ever instigating an
issue with a franchisee. His franchise model has
been widely emulated and we look forward to
celebrating his achievements at MFSO.”
After purchasing Kentucky Fried chicken in 1964
from its founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, Brown
overhauled the company’s franchising contract
and worked to expand the chain from 600
locations to 3,500 units.
“John brought us into the modern age of fast
food with the right franchising model. He was a
pioneer in the industry,” said former KFC
franchisee Harold Dunford.
In addition to leading the explosive growth of
KFC from 1964 to 1972, Brown co-founded Kenny
Rogers Roasters with recording artist Kenny
Rogers, expanding that chain to more than 300
restaurants before selling it in the mid-1990s.
In the past two decades, he has founded several
other restaurants including Miami Subs, Chicken
by George and Roadhouse Grill.
Curtis Wilson, vice president/general manager
for restaurant and lodging industries for
American Express, calls Brown “one of a kind, an
individual who has always challenged traditional
methods of doing business with consistent
success. Mr. Brown built KFC into one of the
world’s largest foodservice companies, and,
along with McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, is
credited with launching the dynamic growth of
the fast-food industry.”
Please contact John Y. Brown Jr.
for your next event!
John Y. Brown Jr.
Governor Brown announced
keynote speaker at
"Entrepreneur Magazine's Growth 2.0 Conference"
in January 2011.
knowledge and practical background in
finance, business development, and
marketing is impressive. His
experiences as an entrepreneur are
without rival. After working with
forward thinking, cutting-edge
companies as Hard Rock Cafe and the Walt
Disney Company, I was overwhelmed by
Governor Brown's current and insightful
Saul Good Restaurant
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