TULSA, Oklahoma – January 11, 2022 – Schoenhofer Enterprises of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has just announced that 13 KFC franchise locations, including 10 in the Tulsa metro area, have been sold to SC Food Group, LLC. Longtime Tulsa KFC franchisee Denis Schoenhofer of Schoenhofer Enterprises previously purchased the KFC locations in 2003 and continues to operate in Kansas, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, including one location each in Bixby and Durant.
“It is a bittersweet time for Schoenhofer Enterprises. While we are excited to continue to grow as a company and have appreciated the opportunity to own and operate these restaurants for the last eighteen years, it was not an easy decision.” said Denis Schoenhofer. “My family loves Tulsa and we will continue to live here. However, we are focused on growth in new and other existing markets. My son and daughter are third-generation KFC franchisees and are increasingly focused on markets outside of the immediate area. Their grandfather and my father, Chuck Schoenhofer, was one of the first KFC franchisees in Kansas and worked through his mid-80’s, so I’ve got a ways to go before I’m anywhere near that!”
In 2003, Schoenhofer bought 10 Tulsa KFC locations – including Sand Springs, Pryor, Claremore, Bartlesville, Coffeyville, out of bankruptcy and immediately began remodeling them. In KFC circles, Schoenhofer has made his own path, as he has purchased other bankrupt markets in the southwest, including Amarillo, TX and Wichita, KS. Additionally, Schoenhofer has recently built two new restaurants in Pueblo and Canon City, CO, that have quickly become two of the highest volume KFCs in the US.
Schoenhofer was unable to discuss the exact dollar amount of the recent sale due to nondisclosure agreements.
SC Food Group’s parent company, MBN Brands, owns and operates multiple restaurant brands, including Jimmy John’s, Burger King, IHOP, and Little Caesars.
KFC specializes in Original Recipe and Extra Crispy chicken, Extra Crispy Tenders, Hot Wings, KFC Famous Bowls, Pot Pies, freshly hand-prepared chicken sandwiches, biscuits and homestyle sides.