Who We Are

Polly’s People

We are…

A small privately owned family company doing business in Southern California for over 40 years.

We operate…

Fifteen family owned Polly’s Pies Restaurants and ten Kentucky Fried Chicken® franchises in Southern California.

The two owners…

Are the Sheldrake brothers, Don & Eddie, who grew up in Los Angeles. Both went to Washington High School in L.A. Don went to Harbor Community College and Fresno State and Eddie used crib notes to get through UCLA.

We are indeed grateful to our many wonderful team members, to all our loyal guests, and to all the people we’ve counted on for their expertise, friendship and talent. Without their help over the years, we could not have succeeded in this challenging and stimulating business.

Polly’s Way

We Work Hard To Make You Glad You Chose Polly’s

We continually strive to offer you excellent service, the freshest, tastiest “homestyle” cooking and baking (almost everything is made from scratch) all at very reasonable prices and we offer additional savings with our ongoing coupon promotions. To help insure that our company offers our customers top quality and excellent service we continually provide our team members educational opportunities.

We believe in education. Through education our team members grow to increase potential for their future.

In-House Education:

Offering knowledge & hands-on job skills.

Coaching & Leadership:

We believe in educating our team members to become better coaches and leaders. This will help them throughout life, whether with Polly’s or elsewhere.

Encourage all to get outside education:

To convince them that the more education they have, no matter what their age, the better their future will be.
Supply financial help in some of the costs of attending school and flexible work schedules that allow time for education.

Help support local schools and activities in our communities

Community involvement is important to us. We want to do our part in the communities we serve.

Our Leaders

James H. Kaa, Chief Executive Officer
With Polly's since 2017

Eric Stenta, Vice President of Operations
With Polly’s Since 2019

Johanna Rivera, Director of People Resource Development Team
With Polly’s since 2012

Jacklyn Mitosinka, Director of Brand
With Polly’s since 2011

Kyle Hunt, Director of IT
with Polly’s since 2019

Jessica Hellwig, Controller
With Polly's since 2017

Karen Kelly, Director of Education Development Team
With Polly’s since 2009

Matt Adams, Polly’s Area Coach
With Polly’s since 1996

Mo Kamaly, Polly's Area Coach
With Polly’s since 2014

Jose Luis Gomez, Head Baker
With Polly’s since 1975

Amparo Elenes, KFC Area Coach
With Polly’s since 1993

Don Sheldrake, Founder & Owner
With Polly’s since 1964

Eddie Sheldrake, Founder & Owner
With Polly’s since 1964