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An Interesting Look at the History of Kentucky Fried Chicken

The History of Kentucky Fried Chicken

Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is now known as KFC, is a fast food restaurant chain. KFC is known as PFK, or Poulet Frit Kentucky, in Quebec. KFC sells fried chicken and other tasty fast food fare. So, what is the history of Kentucky Fried Chicken and where was the first Kentucky Fried Chicken? Here is a fascinating look at the history of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Who Was Colonel Sanders?

Colonel Harland Sanders, who was born and raised in Henryville, Indiana, first served his fried chicken recipe in 1930 at a gas station in Corbin, Kentucky. He named the dining area “Sanders Court and Café” and he had phenomenal success with it. In 1936, the governor of Kentucky named Sanders the Kentucky Colonel in recognition of his wonderful fried chicken.

The year after, Sanders expanded his restaurant to a hundred and forty two seats and added a motel. He first prepared his chicken in an iron skillet and it took half an hour to cook, which is too long for most patrons to wait. Sanders modified his recipe and used a pressure fryer, which was quicker than deep-frying. Colonel Sanders devised what came to be known as his original recipe in 1940. Continue reading