Albert Okura Death, Obituary – We want to express our deepest condolences as we share the news that our company’s founder, Albert Okura, passed away on Friday, January 27. The unyielding work ethic, unyielding determination, and passion that Albert possessed made him the driving force behind the success of this organization.
He was under the impression that it was his mission in life to sell more chicken than anyone else in the entire world. In 1984, he opened the first Juan Pollo restaurant in Ontario, California. This was the beginning of his journey. In spite of the widespread skepticism regarding his success that was expressed by his contemporaries, he decided to give himself a personal deadline of five years in order to prove to himself that he would be successful regardless of the obstacles.
After a turbulent first year in business, his unyielding drive to succeed resulted in a steady increase in sales year after year. This was the case despite the fact that his first year in business was a particularly difficult one. Decades later, he would eventually grow the business to the point where it now has 25 locations across the Inland Empire, Orange County, and Los Angeles County.
He took great satisfaction in being a proprietor who was actively involved in the business and who committed himself to working in the shop on a daily basis, seven days a week, and all through the year. In the course of the previous four decades, during which he managed the company, he only took a few days off, and those days did not include any of the significant holidays or even his own birthday.
After doing some quick math, he announced that he had personally cooked more than 2 million chickens and that he believed he had cooked more chicken than anyone else in the world. He believed that he had cooked more chicken than anyone else. Along with the expansion of his restaurant business over the years, Albert was also very involved in charitable activities within the communities in which his restaurants were located.
In 1998, he purchased the property in San Bernardino that was home to the very first McDonald’s restaurant and, a few years later, he turned it into a museum dedicated to the company’s formative years. He was motivated to achieve the same level of success as Ray Kroc, who had established one of the most extensive franchise networks in the annals of franchise history.