A repository of meat, poultry and livestock history and a celebration of the industry leaders whose business excellence and community service have enhanced the legacy of America’s leading food-industry sector.
Col. Harland Sanders (1890–1980)
Founder, Kentucky Fried Chicken (posthumous)
Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
Author, Entrepreneur and Professor, Colorado State University
Ray Kroc (1902–1984)
Founder and Chairman, McDonald’s Corporation (posthumous)
The Distinguished Members of The Meat Industry Hall of Fame
We have had the privilege of inducting eight classes – 2009 through 2016 – of the most accomplished people in the meat and poultry business. As a group, they have contributed greatly to our industry as well as serve the needs of the public. We’ve often been asked for a complete list. Here it is:
Dave Thomas (1932–2002)
Founder and CEO, Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers (posthumous)