There are people who aren’t just for lovers, for them food is wife and life and more important than any other thing. Chicken lovers are no less than crazy cricket fans who are obsessed over chicken fries and its food chains. Kentucky Fried Chicken or commonly go by the name of KFC is one such name. According to the KFC Survey it is one of the largest food chains in the world. To some people, who aren’t aware, the colonel on the logo of the company name, he is a real person. It has a long and amazing story behind its innovation and success.
First thing first, it is a real person on the KFC logo
The colonel was born in the year 1890, and he was only 6 years old at the time of his father’s death. The young and innocent Harland Sanders was left with no option other than earning for himself and his siblings. He started to work; left school and the dropped out started cooking. He told odd jobs and served food to passing drivers. He became renowned in the area and got the title of colonel from Kentucky governor. He started a hotel with more than 150 seating and served fried big pieces of chicken in his restaurant. Soon after business development, he started his iconic chicken bucket which is well known even today.
Franchising and food chain
Sanders started the franchising in the year 1952. He boomed his business along with Pete Harman and opened his first ever called Kentucky Fried Chicken. in 1956, Sanders sold his Corbin location for a future franchising purpose. He purchases a portable pressure cooker, seasoning, hired cooking staff and soon grew himself in the business.
How did gravy change?
In the year 1964, the colonel managed to give more than 600 KFC outlets to Canada and the US. He sold his company to John Brown Jr. and Jack Massey for an amount of $2 million. However, Sanders was involved in the product promotion till 1980. He died in the same year. It was then sold to the governor of Kentucky Governor. And that’s when the original KFC gravy changed.
The chicken recipe is kept secret
Despite several attempts made by people, chefs and media persons to know that yummy chicken gravy recipe and the secret to the chicken fry in KFC, it's still not revealed. It’s kept in literary locks in the headquarters of KFC. however, the recipe of KFC was not patented.
There are many amazing facts and interesting things to know about KFC. The chicken lovers have loved this food more than anything. It has more than 20000 locations or outlets across the borders. This American fast food store now serves more than just chicken fries. It has added new and innovative food to its menu over these years, including drinks and shakes to compliment fries. A few desserts or ice-creams are also served to KFC to entertain all types of food lovers, but the especially has and hopefully will always be Friend Chicken.