Kenny Rogers’ Roasters
In 1991, singer Kenny Rogers, famous for the country hit “The Gambler,” decided to try his luck in the fast-food industry. With the help of KFC mogul John Y. Brown, the musician opened Kenny Rogers’ Roasters, a restaurant chain with a special focus on rotisserie chicken. Served with sides like coleslaw, fruit salad or mashed potatoes, Kenny’s rotisserie chicken was a big hit, with the chain expanding out to 425 locations.