KFC, Transvaal Road – Kimberley
KFC is part of Yum! Brands, Inc., the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants, with more than 36,000 locations around the world. The company is ranked #239 on the Fortune 500 List, with revenues in excess of $11 billion in 2008.
Kentucky Fried Facts
There are currently over 500 KFC outlets in Southern Africa, with many new openings planned every year.
KFC’s original funding was the Colonel’s $105 Social Security cheque – the rest is history!
Colonel Sanders’ first meals were served to hungry travellers visiting his service station in Corbin, Kentucky in 1930. He didn’t have a restaurant, but served meals at his own dining table in the living quarters of the Corbin service station.
The secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices was first developed in 1939. The same recipe is still used across the world today.
It really is a secret recipe, locked away in a vault in Louisville, Kentucky. Only a handful of people know the multi-million dollar recipe and they have signed strict confidentiality contracts. Not even the spice companies that mix the secret blend of 11 herbs & spices know the complete recipe.
Each year KFC uses some 202 million pounds of breading flour in its famous coating. If all this flour was loaded into 25 pound bags it would take 3,667 articulated lorries to transport it all at once!