The story begins on September 9th 1890, the day little Harland is born in Henryville, Indiana. He spends his early years making his way around the southern states, trying his hand working as a steamboat pilot, railroad fireman and farmer.
1930-.In a humble service station in Corbin, Kentucky, 40-year old Harland Sanders began cooking for hungry travelers who stopped by for gas, serving them his southern-style fried chicken from his very own kitchen table. As word spread and Sanders' fame began to grow people started travelling from far and wide just for a taste of his food. Sanders spent the next nine years perfecting his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, and the basic cooking technique that's still used today
By 1935, his restaurant is doing so well he is commissioned as "Kentucky Colonel" by the state governor, for outstanding achievement in the community.
1939 - Finally, the Colonel perfects his unique blend of 11 herbs and spices that are still used today...and still top secret.
1950-The Colonel dons his iconic white suit for the first time and from then on, wears one every time he's out in public. Seven years later, another icon is born. The KFC Bucket o' Chicken.
The brand KFC is passionate about serving customers freshly prepared, great tasting food with a key part of this being the Colonel's signature blend of 11 herbs and spices, which remains a top secret with the original recipe under lock and key in our headquarters in Kentucky, USA.
There are more than 18,000 KFC outlets in 115 countries and territories around the world.12 of these stores can be located In Ghana, where KFC opened its doors in 2011.