The Incredible Story of the Colonel
Follow the adventurous life of the Colonel and the story of how KFC, Kentucky Fried Chicken came to be– and immerse yourself in the most authentic American Dream, in the spirit of the enterprise man managed to achieve all by himself, surpassing enormous difficulties, never to surrender, relying only on his determination, creativity and vision.
Harland worked various odd jobs: he worked for a steam ferries company, as an insurer, seller of bulbs, tire salesman, secretary of a chamber of commerce, obstetrician. At night, he studied law by correspondence and became a lawyer.
Living in Nashvile, during the Great Depression, Shell offered him to manage a gas station, but the competition with the rival Standard Oil gas station, , run by Matt Stewart, ended in a gunfight: Stewart killed a Shell employee, who was a friend of Harland's, and Harland returned fire wounding Stewart in the shoulder!
The intuition for fast food and fried chicken
Serving fast food as part of the gas station proved to be a success. To the menu of the Court and Café, Harland Sanders added his favorite childhood dish: fired chicken.
Inventing the Original Recipe
Having opened his first restaurant, Harland Sanders invented the ORIGINAL RECIPE combining 11 secret spices for breading and frying chicken in a pressure fryer. The culinary critic Duncan Hines included it in his guide to the best restaurants in America, Adventures in Good Eating.