KFC began with Colonel Harland Sanders. He discovered his penchant for cooking when he was only 9 years old. Through the years he grew up to become a personage the world knows as Colonel Sanders, founder of KFC.
He reached celebrity status in 1952, when he decided to franchise his famous Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe blends of 11 herbs and spices to the rest of America. By the early 70’s, that special recipe reached Malaysia. Today, KFC Malaysia continues to serve finger lickin’ good, succulent pieces of chicken.
The flavourful blends of 11 herbs and spices give KFC’s delicious aroma. With the chicken’s natural juices sealed-in, leaving a special mouth watering taste that cannot be replaced. KFC prides itself as a fast-food restaurant that give customers great tasting chicken with a selection of home-styled side dishes and desserts to make a wholesome, complete and satisfying meal. The first KFC restaurant was opened in 1973 on Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. Today there are more than 390 KFC Restaurants nationwide and still counting.Great tasting chicken has become synonymous with KFC; and has been enjoyed by Malaysians ever since. In fact, KFC Malaysia has developed a distinctive Malaysian personality of its own.
1890 1896 1930 1939 1950 1890 It all began with the dream of one man, COlonel Harland D. Sanders. Born on 9 September 1890. ________________________________________1896 At 6, after Dad passed away, the Colonel started cooking for his family, as Mom went to work. ________________________________________1930sThe Colonel held many different jobs before he started cooking for hungry travellers at his service station in Corbin, Kentucky at age 40. His fried chicken was so good. He started a restaurant across the street.
________________________________________1939 At 50, the Colonel perfected his Original Recipe chicken with his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, pressure-cooked to seal in the chicken’s flavourful goodness. He was made an honarary “Kentucky Colonel”. ________________________________________ 1950s Colonel Sanders travelled across U. S. and Canada by car, restaurant to restaurant, franchising his chicken business at age 65.