9 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Kentucky Fried Chicken
You go to Kentucky Fried Chicken when you have a hankering for crispy chicken and mashed potatoes—but there’s actually a lot more to this fast-food chain than meets the eye (or stomach). Here are 9 finger-lickin’ facts about KFC that most people don’t know:
- The recipe has remained the same since the 1930s, and it’s still a secret that’s kept locked in a safe in the headquarters.
- Only two company executives can know the recipe at any given time.
- The iconic KFC buckets came almost 30 years after inception, which included 14 pieces of chicken, five bread rolls and a pint of gravy.
- The busiest day of the year for KFC is Mother’s Day.
- Someone paid $21,510 for Colonel Sanders’s white suite and black bow tie at an auction. (It was the president and chief executive of KFC Japan, but still.
- Japan celebrates Christmas by eating KFC. It’s such a tradition that most people have to pre-order their meals
- The menu differs around the world—try a congee and tree fungus salad in China, spaghetti in Indonesia and a chickpea burger in India.
- There’s a museum dedicated to the Colonel in Corbin, Kentucky.
- China has more KFC outlets than America, but it’s still the fourth largest food chain in America.
Did you know any of these fun facts about KFC?