KFC is a fast food restaurant chain that specialises in fried chicken. It is the world's second largest restaurant chain with over 18,000 outlets in 120 countries and territories as of December 2012. If you're from the past or another planet, we serve great tasting chicken in restaurants across the world.
Plenty of folks ask me how come the whole world loves my chicken. I’m guessing they can’t have tried it, since they would already know the answer. It’s my delicious Original Recipe of eleven herbs and spices. Now, I understand this isn’t enough information for the more detail-minded among you. So I’d be delighted to share with you the whole, incredible story of Kentucky Fried Chicken, if you’d care to hear it. Some might say I was a slow starter. I first cooked chicken at the age of six years old, standing barefoot in my Mamma’s kitchen.
In 1930, I set up in a little stopover on the highway, making meals for hungry drivers. It was the height of the Great Depression, but we were always busy. Before too long, I was close to perfecting my world famous Original Recipe, and, boy, did they love that chicken! I’d watch ’em eat every last morsel and then lick their fingers clean for good measure. That’s when ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’ was born. I knew there and then I had created something truly special. In 1935, the State of Kentucky saw fit to make me a Colonel, the highest honour it can bestow on a person for service to the community.
We set up our first restaurant outside of North America in sunny Preston, way, way back in 1965 (before all those other guys arrived!). We’ve never looked back. Today, you can enjoy KFC in 118 different countries worldwide, from Sweden to South Africa and China to Brazil. And the Colonel will always be there to greet you.