Harland Sanders

American entrepreneur (1890-1980) who founded KFC
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Harland David Sanders (9 September 189016 December 1980), also known as Colonel Sanders, was an American entrepreneur who founded Kentucky Fried Chicken. His image is omnipresent in the chain's advertising and packaging. His name is sometimes used as a synonym for the KFC product or restaurant itself.

A portrait of Col. Harland Sanders, commission by Winston L. Shelton, painted by Norman Rockwell (1973)

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  • There's something inside of me that makes me want to help people, especially people who are having difficulty of some kind.
    • Colonel Sanders: The Autobiography of the Original Celebrity Chef
  • That friggin’ outfit...they prostituted every goddamn thing I had. I had the greatest gravy in the world and those sons of bitches they dragged it out and extended it and wa­tered it down that I'm so goddamn mad.
    • Referring to the changes made to his secret gravy recipe after he was bought out in 1964, as quoted in The McDonaldization of Society (2008) by George Ritzer, "Calculability", p. 83, ISBN 978-1-4129-5429-7

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