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About KFC

What made us great is still what makes us great.

KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the few brands in America that can boast a rich, decades-long history of success and innovation. It all started with one cook who created a soon-to-be world famous recipe more than 70 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. That cook was Colonel Harland Sanders of course, and now KFC is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in that same Original Recipe®, along with Extra Crispy chicken, home-style sides and buttermilk biscuits. There are more than 18,000 KFC outlets in 115 countries and territories around the world. And you know what? There’s still a cook in a kitchen in every last one of them, freshly preparing delicious, complete family meals at affordable prices.

And what's our favorite holiday? Why National Fried Chicken Day every July 6th, of course!

Colonel Sanders

KFC Founder and visionary

Colonel Sanders' Autobiography

AMERICA LOVES WHAT THE COLONEL COOKS®. You can now download a copy of the Colonel's Autobiography which contains the Colonel's story as well as long-lost and sought-after recipes from his personal cookbook.

Colonel Sanders' Cookbook and Autobiography