Lee Cummings, along with Harold Omer, started “Harold’s Take-Home” in Lima, Ohio where Lee first introduced his Famous Recipe® Chicken. Word spread quickly about this great new recipe and later that year the first franchise unit was sold to Jim Sanders and opened in Columbus, Ohio.
The fifth franchise unit was opened in Springfield, Ohio. Later that year, units followed in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio as well as Kalamazoo, Michigan and Famous Recipe was on its way.
Lee’s Famous Recipe® Chicken has over 135 stores through the Midwest and Southwestern United States. International Division is growing at an amazing pace, with Stores now Open in Canada, Jordan, UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Libya and Soon, Egypt. With new stores planned in the near future, Lee’s will be introducing our famous flavor to more and more people in the years to come. people in the years to come.