On this day in 1980, Colonel Sanders the identifiable founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, passed away at the crispy old age of 90. Heres some KFC facts in his honor.

Here are a couple  KFC milestones from their website. You can get the full list at this website


Colonel Harland D. Sanders perfects the secret blend of 11 Herbs & Spices in Corbin, Kentucky.

Pete Harman in Salt Lake City, Utah becomes the first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee.

KFC sold to a group of investors including John Y. Brown Jr. and Jack Massey for $2 Million.

KFC listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Colonel Sanders buys first 100 shares.

Colonel Sanders dies and is buried in Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery.

KFC opens world’s first Western-style quick service restaurant in China.

A new logo is introduced to emphasize chicken variety, replacing ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’ with ‘KFC’

KFC introduces Colonel’s Crispy Strips® and smashes Guinness record with ‘World’s Largest Pot Pie’ in New York City to introduce Chunky Chicken Pot Pie. KFC opens first restaurant in Moscow.

KFC brings back one of the world’s most recognized packages, the bucket of chicken.

KFC introduces new Colonel logo in signage & packaging. KFC introduces high spirited, new animated Colonel advertising campaign. Reintroduces wildly popular Popcorn Chicken. KFC restaurants now in 82 countries around the world.


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