Inspiring Story of KFC owner Colonel Harland Sanders that most of people don’t know
Whether you like KFC or not, the story of Colonel Harland Sanders is truly amazing. This story is inspirational because it’s an example of how perseverance, dedication and ambitious along with hard work can create success; regardless of your age.
“I only had two rules; Do all you can do it the best you can. It’s the only way you ever get that feeling of accomplishing something.”
– Colonel Harland Sanders
He started his Journey at the age of 65. He started travelling by car to different restaurants and cooked his fried chicken on the spot for restaurant owners. If the owner liked the chicken, they would enter into a handshake agreement to sell the Colonel’s chicken. Legend has it that Colonel Sanders heard 1009 “no”s before he heard his first “yes”. He was turned down one-thousand and nine times before his chicken was accepted once!
Colonel in front of his first KFC store.The deal was that for each piece of chicken the restaurant sold, Sanders would receive a nickel.the restaurant would receive packets of colonel’s secret herbs and spices in order to avoid them knowing the recipe. By 1964, Colonel Sanders had 600 franchises selling his trademark chicken.
He sold his company for $2 million dollars but remained as a spokesperson. In 1976, the Colonel was ranked as the world’s second most recognizable celebrity.
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KFC was one of the first fast-food chains to expand internationally,opening outlets in England, Mexico and Jamaica by the mid-1960s
After talking so much about KFC, now I am feeling hungry.