Colonel Sanders - August 9, 2014

Happy Birthday, Colonel Sanders! Born on this day in 1890, Harland Sanders began cooking for his family at the tender age of six. In 1930, he began running a service station in Corbin, Kentucky, where he served chicken, ham, steak, and biscuits. Eventually, Sanders opened a restaurant and, in 1952, the first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise was born.

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TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

A famous food critic praised the food at Sanders’ service station and included it in the book Adventures in Good Eating, a guide to restaurants throughout the United States. Who was it?

a) Duncan Hines

b) Betty Crocker

c) Chef Boyardee

d) Aunt Jemima

Answer below!

CLIPS OF THE DAY

Watch the Colonel himself hocking his finger-lickin’-good chicken in a 1969 commercial and one from 1968, in which he introduces the concept of eating out of a bucket.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

PIC OF THE DAY

For some reason, our painting of Colonel Sanders has trick eyes. Spooky! Think you can find it on the tour?

For some reason, our painting of Colonel Sanders has trick eyes. Spooky! Think you can find it on the tour?

DID YOU KNOW…

Kentucky governor Ruby Laffoon commissioned Sanders as a “Kentucky Colonel” in 1935. It is an honorary commission recognizing individuals for their public service and their work for the advancement of Kentucky.

DID YOU ALSO KNOW… 

Sanders was re-commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1950 by Governor Lawrence Wetherby. At that point, he began dressing the part: goatee, white suit, and string tie. He wore this uniform exclusively in public for the last 20 years of his life.

TRIVIA ANSWER

a) Duncan Hines