Name: Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
Type of Food: Fried Chicken
Wendy’s restaurants founder Dave Thomas operated several Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises before starting Wendy’s restaurants. He also invented the rotating-bucket-of-chicken sign that at one time was outside every KFC.
The acronym KFC began to be used by Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1990, when the state of Kentucky decided to trademark their name in order to reduce their debt. As a result, Kentucky Fried Chicken would have had to pay a sum of money to the state for using “Kentucky”. In 2006, the state of Kentucky and KFC came to agreement for an undisclosed sum. In 2007, the original, non-acronymic Kentucky Fried Chicken name was resurrected and began to reappear on company marketing literature and food packaging, as well as some restaurant signage.
History: In the midst of the depression, Harland Sanders opens his first restaurant in the small front room of a gas station in Corbin, Kentucky. Sanders serves as station operator, chief cook and cashier and names the dining area “Sanders Court & Café.” In 1936, Kentucky Governor Ruby Laffoon makes Harland Sanders an honorary Kentucky Colonel in recognition of his contributions to the state’s cuisine. In 1952, “The Colonel” begins actively franchising his chicken business by traveling from town to town and cooking batches of chicken for restaurant owners and employees. The Colonel awards Pete Harman of Salt Lake City with the first KFC franchise. A handshake agreement stipulates a payment of a nickel to Sanders for each chicken sold. You can read more history here. Today there are over 32500 KFC restaurants in more than 82 countries around the world.
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Website: www.kfc.com
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