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Where it all started.

Since introducing the first commercial pressure fryer in 1957, we’ve built a reputation for designing and engineering the industry’s premier pressure fryers and open fryers, like the oil-saving Evolution Elite® and Velocity Series™ with automatic filtration. Frying is at the core of what we do — and we’re proud to support the frying programs of some of the largest global foodservice chains in the world, including McDonald’s, KFC, Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s.

Behind that world-class support is world-class equipment. We build pressure and open fryers that help operators control costs, save time and serve the highest quality food.

Here’s what Chick-fil-A Chairman & CEO Dan Cathy has to say about his experience with Henny Penny fryers:

Discover what sets Henny Penny fryers apart from the rest:

  • We offer a wide array of open and pressure fryers in multiples sizes and configurations for every frying application.
  • Built-in filtration is standard on every Henny Penny pressure fryer.
  • Heavy duty fry vats and fry pots manufactured with high grade stainless steel and backed by a 7-year warranty.
  • In-house product life cycle testing simulates all climate and condition levels.  Plus, 100% of our fryers are tested for operational integrity before shipping.
  • From vat size to control features, every aspect of fryer design is engineered to balance oil savings, performance and cost.
  • The combined savings from faster cook times and temperature recovery, more efficient use of labor, decreased downtime and lower energy bills can result in ROI of 1-2 years.


Choosing the right equipment can feel overwhelming, especially when it comes to fryers. If you’re just starting to shop around, you may find Open vs. Pressure Frying: Chef Gregg Keeps it Real to be a useful resource. Or, if you want to take an existing frying program to the next level, check out our free download: The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Frying Program (and how to fix them).

Ready to take a closer look? Explore the pages below as you consider the frying solution that’s right for your operation.


Pressure Fryers

Designed to allow faster cooking at lower temperatures, Henny Penny pressure fryers are perfect for sealing in moisture and natural flavor.

Choose Pressure Fryers when you need to cook items like bone-in fried chicken, as well as pork, fish, potato wedges and more.

Evolution Elite EEE 142

Open Fryers

Our open fryers are engineered to be a truly universal platform, ensuring that customer favorites turn out crisp and delicious every time.

Choose Open Fryers when you need to cook a variety of items, from fries to chicken.