Howdy Folks! It's almost 2019! What are you looking to do this coming year? What will be your success? Did you know that Colonel Sanders was rejected 1009 times before launching his now famous recipe? Let's talk about Colonel Sanders! Here's 5 facts you didn't know about the Fast Food King of Fried Chicken!
1. Colonel Sanders opened his first restaurant at a gas station. Sanders did what he had to to achieve his dreams. In 1930 he opened his restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky and served Country Ham and Steak dinners to Truck drivers.
2. Sanders served in the military but was an honorary Colonel. After foraging his birthdate in order to enlist in the army in 1906, Sanders served in Cuba for several months before being honorably discharged.
3. The first KFC franchise was in Utah. Colonel Sanders opened his first restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1952 Pete Harman became the Colonel's first Franchisee.
4. Sanders delivered babies and practiced law before he started KFC. Sanders did lots of things in his lifetime before he successfully created KFC in 1960. He practiced law in Arkansas, operated a steamboat ferry, was a farmhand and a streetcar conductor, and delivered babies in Corbin, Kentucky. According to Sanders, "There was nobody else to do it,” Sanders recounted in his autobiography. “The husbands couldn’t afford a doctor when their wives were pregnant.”
5. In 1939 he used a pressure cooker to perfect his secret 11 herbs and spices recipe. After gaining experience and acclaim with his Country Ham and Steak dinners, he opened a restaurant called Sanders' Cafe and started serving chicken fried in an iron skillet. Soon afterwards he started using his pressure cooker to create the chicken we know and love today.
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