KFC began with the blood, sweat and tears of one man, Colonel Harland Sanders. Born in 1890, he discovered his penchant for cooking at the mere age of 9. A man who valued hard work, grit and self-determination, he quit school in the sixth grade to earn money for his mother, brother, and sister after his father died.
In 1952, the Colonel achieved celebrity status when he decided to franchise his famous Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe blend of 11 herbs and spices to the rest of America. To date, there are more than 18,000 KFC outlets in 115 countries and territories around the world.
The Colonel’s special recipe reached Malaysia in the 70s.