Dan Shapiro to be inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, recognizing his excellence in entrepreneurship, leadership, and community service
NEW ORLEANS, LA, May 02, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Krispy Krunchy Chicken® proudly announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Dan Shapiro, will be inducted into the 2023 Hall of Fame Laureates for the Junior Achievement Award of Greater New Orleans. The 39th Annual Business Hall of Fame ceremony, sponsored by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, will take place on May 4, 2023, in New Orleans. Established in 1984, the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame recognizes and honors local business leaders who have embraced the spirit of entrepreneurship in their community.
With an impressive 40-year track record in entrepreneurship, leadership, and community service, Shapiro has been an active member of the Louisiana business community. Most of his career has been in the service of Louisiana-based Krispy Krunchy Chicken®, where after joining in 2006 as Executive Vice President, he has served as CEO since November 2021. Under Shapiro’s leadership, the brand’s growth skyrocketed from less than 100 Louisiana stores to more than 2,700 locations spanning 47 states in the U.S.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the greater New Orleans community alongside my fellow award recipients who embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship and are passionate about giving back to their communities,” said Shapiro. “Louisiana is my home, and it’s at the core of Krispy Krunchy Chicken. We’re dedicated to giving back to various organizations for a good cause.”
Shapiro joins five other local business leaders who will be inducted into the 2023 Hall of Fame Laureates—all chosen for their personal and professional achievements, high moral and ethical standards, dedication to civic causes, and positive impact on the quality of life in Greater New Orleans.
Krispy Krunchy Chicken® (KKC), founded in Louisiana in 1989, is a quick-serve solution for convenience stores, truck stops, universities, casinos, and big box retailers across the U.S. The store-in-store concept allows licensees to serve hand-breaded, mild Cajun-spiced fried chicken and all-white meat tenders to its guests to increase their in-store profitability and drive frequency. The full menu also includes a variety of sides and the brand’s trademark honey biscuits.
Selling over one million pounds of chicken every week, Krispy Krunchy Chicken® boasts over 2,700 retail locations spanning 47 states in the United States and is rapidly expanding. To learn more about partnering with Krispy Krunchy Chicken®, please visit http://krispykrunchy.com/partnering.
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