Colonel Harland David Sanders is a KFC franchise entrepreneur. He was born on September 9, 1890 in the United States. At the age of 6 years, his father had died. In these conditions, he must look after his 3-year-old sister. He also has to cook for his family. Because, Sanders’ mother is no longer able to work. When she was 7 years old, Sanders was cooking in various places. Then, at the age of 10, he got his first job near the farm with a salary of 2 US Dollars every month. The work was done to increase the cost of living.
When she was 12 years old, her mother remarried. He also had to leave his house to get a job. He worked on a farm on a farm in the Greenwood, Indiana area. At the age of 15, he worked as a parking attendant in New Albany, Indiana. After that, he became a soldier sent for 6 years to Cuba, became a firefighter, studied law through correspondence, practice in the courts, insurance, ferry operators, tire sellers, to garage operators.
At the age of 40, Colonel Harland Sanders began cooking for tourists in his workshop located in Corbin. But instead of coming for car service, hundreds of people started coming to Colonel Sanders’s garage to eat.
Then, Colonel Sanders expanded his business by building hotels and restaurants that had a capacity of 142 people. Colonel Sanders perfected 11 secret mix of herbs and spices for a special recipe that is still used today. With special cooking techniques, Colonel Sanders became famous and recognized for having extraordinary cuisine by Ruby Laffoon, Governor of Kentucky at that time.
In 1952, Colonel Harland Sanders convinced the rest of his life to a chicken franchise. To spread his famous recipe, he traveled by car to get around America and Canada to offer his chicken business franchise. Then, in 1955, Colonel Sanders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken, Inc. And, in 1964 Colonel Sanders sold his company to investors in the United States, including Jack Massey and John Y. Brown Jr., Governor of Kentucky from 1980 to 1984.
With this new group, investors implement corporations. KFC can then be expanded and mature quickly. The corporation was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on January 16, 1969 or only within 3 years and was published on March 17, 1966. Then, after the KFC company was acquired by Heublein, Inc. On July 8, 1971, the company expanded and owned 3,500 franchises and restaurants worldwide.
Furthermore, Heublein, Inc. The next one was acquired by R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc. (now R.J.R. Nabisco, Inc.) in 1982 made Kentucky Fried Chicken a subsidiary of Reynolds. After that in October 1986, PepsiCo, Inc. bought it for US $ 840 million from R.J.R. Nabisco, Inc.
But in January 1997, PepsiCo, Inc. revealed that this would make KFC and other fast food restaurants, such as Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, become an independent restaurant company known as Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. This company also changed the name of the corporation to Yum! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. This company now has A&W All American Food Restaurant, such as KFC, Long John Silvers, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell Restaurant. This restaurant is the number one restaurant in the world in terms of unit systems, namely 32,500 units in more than one hundred countries and regions.
Unfortunately, after traveling 250 thousand miles every year to visit restaurants around the world. Colonel Sanders died of leukemia on December 16, 1980, at the age of 90.