It all began with the dream of one man, Colonel Harland D. Sanders.
Born on 9 September 1890.
At 6, after Dad passed away, the Colonel started cooking for his family, as Mom went to work.
The Colonel held many different jobs before he started cooking for hungry travellers at his service station in Corbin, Kentucky at age 40. His fried chicken was so good. He started a restaurant across the street.
At 50, the Colonel perfected his Original Recipe chicken with his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, pressure-cooked to seal in the chicken's flavourful goodness. He was made an honarary "Kentucky Colonel".
Colonel Sanders travelled across U.S. and Canada by car, restaurant to restaurant, franchising his chicken business at age 65.