Colonel Sanders’ inspirational life story
Sanders was born in Henryville, Indiana in 1890. Sanders’ father died when he was six years old, leaving him to cook and care for his siblings. He dropped out of school in seventh grade and left home to work as a farmhand. Already becoming a difficult cookie.
He lied about his age to serve in the United States army at the age of 16. After being honourably released a year later, he was hired as a labourer by the railway. He was dismissed, though, for fighting with a coworker. He studied law while working for the railway until he lost his legal career by getting into another brawl. Sanders was compelled to return home with his mother and take a job selling life insurance. What’s more, guess what? He was dismissed for being disobedient. But this guy refused to quit up.
He didn’t start serving chicken meals in a service station until he was 40 years old. An altercation with a rival led in a deadly gunfight when he began to market his meals. Four years later, he purchased a hotel, which burnt down along with his restaurant. Nonetheless, this tenacious guy constructed and maintained a new hotel until World War II compelled him to close it.
He attempted to franchise his eatery after the war. Before anybody accepted his recipe, it was rejected 1,009 times. Sander’s “secret recipe” became known as “Kentucky Fried Chicken” and immediately became popular. However, when an expressway opened nearby, the thriving restaurant was crippled, so Sanders sold it and followed his ambition of expanding KFC franchisees and recruiting KFC workers across the country.
Sanders eventually made it big after years of failures and calamities. KFC developed abroad, and he sold the firm for $200,000 ($15.3 million today). Even today, Sanders is crucial to KFC’s branding, and his visage features in the company’s emblem. His beard, white suit, and western string tie have come to represent wonderful country fried chicken throughout the world.
Sanders died of pneumonia at the age of 90. There were around 6,000 KFC restaurants in 48 countries at the time. KFC had an estimated 18,000 outlets in 118 countries by 2013. WOW.
Sanders died at the age of 90 from pneumonia. At the time, there were around 6,000 KFC locations in 48 countries. By 2013, KFC has an estimated 18,000 locations in 118 countries. WOW.