About KFC

KFC©, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain specializing in OriginalRecipe©, Extra CrispyTM, Kentucky Grilled Chicken©, Extra CrispyTM Strips and Extra CrispyTM Boneless, with home-style sides, Hot WingsTM, and freshly made chicken sandwiches.

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Most loved and fastest growing retail chains in the world

  • 1930 Since
  • 18,875 Restaurants
  • 118 Countries
  • Sept 9, 1890

    Harland Sanders is born in Henryville, Indiana.
  • 1920-1929

    No university for Harland. It wasn't that
    kind of world anyway.
  • 1930

    Harland buys a roadside motel and cafe in Corbin, Kentucky. Always an avid cook, he puts his talents to use and starts to serve his take on southern fried chicken to the public.
  • 1935

    State Governor, Ruby Laffoon commissions Harland as ''Kentucky Colonel'' for outstanding achievement in the community.
  • 1939

    Finally, Harland perfects his blend of 11 Herbs and Spices.
  • 1950

    Colonel Sanders dons his dapper white suit for the first time.
  • 1955

    Disaster strikes: Interstate 75 opens up and sucks away trade.
  • 1964

    A growing network of franchisees across the US
  • December 16, 1980

    At 90, Colonel Harland Sanders passes away, but the KFC brand continues to grow, with restaurants now all over the world.

    We now have 300 restaurants across more than 80 cities.