10 F̶i̶n̶g̶e̶r̶ ̶L̶i̶c̶k̶i̶n̶'̶ Good KFC Facts


Welcome to the Facts section of Astrix Study. Let's get started with 10 KFC Facts.

  1. Harland Sanders started selling his world-famous chicken on March 20, 1930, from a Route 25 petrol station near North Corbin, Kentucky, named “Sanders Court & Café”.

  2. Sanders wasn’t a military colonel but actually a colonel of the state of Kentucky.

  3. The first bucket meal, a very popular KFC option, was sold in 1957, that’s over 15 years after the start of Sander’s chicken empire. It wasn’t even sold by Sanders himself but by his first franchisee Pete Harman, the Salt Lake-based franchise under the name Kentucky Fried Chicken sold a 14-piece chicken meal with five bread rolls and a pint of gravy.

  4. American guitarist Buckethead, famed for his work with Guns ‘n’ Roses, wore a KFC bucket on his head during performances with an orange label with the word ‘funeral’ written across it.

  5. Sanders sold his company for $2 million to investors in 1964 who guaranteed him a place on the board as a quality controller, a lifetime salary, and appearances in commercials.

  6. In 1976 the colonel was ranked as the second most recognizable celebrity by a survey.

  7. In 2006, in the Area-51 desert, KFC made an 87500 square foot logo that’s apparently visible from space following a new global re-image.

  8. “Finger Lickin’ Good” had a bit of a mishap when translated to Chinese for their first outlets in the country, and the famous phrase became “eat your fingers off."

  9. The original recipe, according to KFC themselves, was created in 1940.

  10. KFC removed Finger Lickin' from their slogan during COVID-19.

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