Can I call my chicken “broasted” chicken?

Can I call my chicken broasted chicken?

The short answer: it depends.

Before we get into the long answer, let’s take a step back and ask, “What is Broaster, or Broasted, Chicken?”

L.A.M. Phelan invented and patented the Broaster Pressure Fryer back in the 1950s. These appliances combined deep frying and pressure cooking in a process so new and innovative that it required its own special name: Broasting. Phelan trademarked the terms “broaster” and “broasted food” to make sure the process was always proprietary. In 1956, The Broaster Company was born.

Since the 1950s, “broasted” chicken has gained popularity, and the term has always been trademark protected thanks to Phelan’s foresight. Therefore, there is only one truly broasted chicken: Genuine Broaster Chicken®

Genuine Broaster Chicken is prepared by licensed trademark operators using The Broaster Company’s proprietary marinades and coatings following our tried-and-true recipe, and then cooked in a Broaster Pressure Fryer.

Now that you’ve learned the origin story of the term “broasted” and “Genuine Broaster Chicken,” let’s get back to the long answer to “Can I call my chicken broasted chicken?”

Ask yourself these questions to determine if you can call your chicken broasted chicken:

  1. Am I using Broaster’s proprietary coatings and marinades as directed?
  2. Am I following Broaster’s recipe as directed?
  3. Am I frying in a Broaster Pressure Fryer?
  4. Did I become a licensed trademark operator by signing the Trademark Agreement?

If the answer to these four questions is “yes,” congratulations! You may call your crispy, juicy, irresistible chicken “Genuine Broaster Chicken”.

If the answer to any of these four questions is “no,” unfortunately you may not use the term “broasted” or “broaster.” All is not lost, though! You can contact us to learn more about becoming a licensed operator and how to start making Genuine Broaster Chicken for your own customers to enjoy.


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