Colonel Sanders Biography

Colonel Harland David Sanders was an American businessman, best known for founding Kentucky Fried Chicken, and later acting as the company's goodwill ambassador and symbol.

Sanders held a number of jobs in his early life, such as a fireman, insurance salesman and running filling stations. He began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Sanders identified the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the first KFC franchise opened in Utah in 1952. The company's rapid expansion across the United States and overseas saw it overwhelm him however, and in 1964 he sold the company to a group of investors led by John Y. Brown, Jr. and Jack C. Massey for $2 million. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Colonel Sanders
Full Name:
Harland David Sanders
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Entrepreneur
Religion:
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Date of Birth:
September 9, 1890
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
December 16, 1980
Age at Death:
90
Cause of Death:
Leukemia, Pneumonia
Marriages
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