The Story of Henny Penny

Our Story

The Henny Penny convenience stores are operated by Hendels, Incorporated, a locally and family-owned company which has served Connecticut (CT) residents since 1949. As part of its fuel distribution business, Hendels developed a network of gasoline stations over the years. In 1982, Hendels converted a repair garage at one of its gas stations to a convenience store and the Henny Penny chain of convenience stores was born.

Since then, Hendels has continued to open more Henny Penny stores to better serve a population whose ever-more hectic lifestyles benefit from the fast, reliable and convenient service provided by our stores. While our first stores were located in southeastern Connecticut, there are now 25 Henny Pennys located in communities throughout Connecticut (CT) and more are on the way.

A third generation of Hendel family members is now carrying on the family’s commitment to providing the public with the customer-centered personal service and operational integrity that one would expect from a family-owned organization. Rooted in tradition, focused on utilizing the technological advances of today and determined to continually adjust to meet the needs of our customers in the future, the Hendel family and our loyal employees look forward to working and growing together with the public we are proud to serve.