Found as early as the 1930s and becoming a World-Wide franchise, Kentucky Fried Chicken is a fast food chain beloved by many. At its heart is a story of a man who went from rags to riches due to this passion, KFC is much more than simply a fast food chain. The story starts out with Harland Sanders, who after a rocky childhood and a dozen of different jobs, took over a Shell filling station in Kentucky in 1930. Being at the age of 40 and with a passion for cooking, he started sharing meals with travelers. Who’d knew that in just 7 years his operation would expand into 142 seats and a motel and would later take over the world? Without further adieu, here is the amazing story of KFC told in 10 little known Finger-Linkin’ Facts.

Sanders Served His Food at His Own Dining Room Table

Before expanding to a larger location across the street of the Shell filling station, Harland Sanders used to serve the food he made for his travelers on his own dining room table.

The Birth of the Kentucky Colonel

In 1937, as Sanders expanded his operation to 142 seats and a motel, named Sanders Court & Café, he was already becoming a huge local celebrity. His cooking became so infamous that the governor decided to bestow upon him the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel. Taking things to heart and even dressing the part, Sanders became the now infamous Colonel Sanders.

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