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airbuckeye's picture
July 31, 2014 at 3:31pm
11 Comments

I know this is off topic but just wanted to see who is old enough to rememeber the story about KFC and how is was first started. I remember when i was young a story my grandmother had told me about how he started KFC on a recipe that was not even his.

The way she told it Colonel Sander's and a friend of his was travling across country and had stopped at a truck stop to eat. Colonel Sander's was so impressed with the fired chicken dinner he had ordered he ask to talk with the cook.

He praised the cook on the chicken and ask if he might be able to have the recipe for himself so he could make it at home. The cook gave him the recipe some years later the Colonel started selling if out of his gas station before moving to a bigger place.

Makes you wonder how many more company's are out there that started on theft LOL im sure there are a few of them out there.

 

InTressITrust's picture

As Conspiracy Brother said, "You know he does have point about that Colonel. I never trusted the Colonel. Slaves cooked that chicken. Aint no white man know anything about herbs and spices and gibblits."

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

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The Clean North's picture

Capitalism at its finest. Companies steal from the "little guy" and each other all the time. If you ain't first, you're last. 

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Hovenaut's picture

I know a B1G school that's been poaching coaches and players from Ohio a nearby state for some time now...

In other news, I'm hungry again.
 

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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Mr Soul's picture
It's not like that recipe isn't public domain.
Futurama's take on the Col. Sanders Recipe

Keep the change, ya filthy animal!

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toad1204's picture

Please never use "LOL" again.  Ever.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

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Earle's picture

There was this one guy who was an assistant coach under Woody Hayes who took what he had learned and left to coach another team in a bordering state.  He had a pretty good run for a while, and a couple of guys after him were able to use the same model with some degree of success.  Eventually, though, a guy in a sweater vest came along and laid waste to the program.  Things haven't been the same up there ever since.

Italics are for emphasis.

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Hovenaut's picture

Nice profile pic btw...

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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Earle's picture

What do you mean?

Italics are for emphasis.

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rosenbuck's picture

Follow up story: after several years of being a national chain, the Colonel went in to a KFC to try the chicken.  He was so abhorred by the changes that had been made to mass-produce the food that he never ate at KFC again.  KFC even ended up paying the Colonel $1 million to keep his mouth shut.

Byaaaahhh's picture

Never heard that story, but having eaten KFC, I'd believe it. It's 99% salt made to resemble chicken.