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Useful Notes: Kentucky Fried Chicken
Finger lickin' good!
Nobody does chicken like KFC.

Kentucky Fried Chicken (or KFC) is America's largest fried chicken restaurant chain, and the second largest restaurant chain overall. Their logo is a picture of the founder, Colonel Harland Sanders (generally shortened to Colonel Sanders or just the Colonel), who was made a Kentucky Colonelnote  for his invention of the pressure-frying technique that allowed quick, consistent production of fried chicken, which he had perfected at his restaurant, Sanders Court and Café, in Corbin, Kentucky. Naturally, he thought of expanding, and in the early 1950's, the Colonel granted a franchise to the first KFC in Utah, to massive popularity. Eventually, he was overwhelmed by his business, and sold the company to investors, although they continued to use his picture as a logo.

Rapid marketing began.

Throughout the 1970s and '80s, KFC had a moderate success, though the various business owners it was passed onto had little knowledge of how to run it properly. Throughout all this early confusion, it was sold to PepsiCo, who spun off its own restaurant division as Tricon Global Restaurants, and later Yum! Brands.

The company's primary market is chicken, whether fried, grilled, or in a sandwich. Sides are pretty standard; mashed potatoes, wedges, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, etc. They also sell soft drinks with their meals, as well as desserts. They're most famous for their original recipe chicken, which was seasoned with Sanders' recipe of 11 herbs and spices, though the true contents of the recipe are one of life's greatest secrets.

While the chain was originally, officially, known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, due to most people calling it "KFC" and a desire to expand their brand, the name was changed "officially" in 2006 to KFC.

Not to be confused with The Kentucky Fried Movie.
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alternative title(s): Kentucky Fried Chicken; KFC
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