10 Things You Didn't Know About KFC

1. Colonel Sanders' Secret Recipe: The famous KFC chicken recipe, with its blend of 11 herbs and spices, is closely guarded and known only to a few select individuals.

1. Origins of "Kentucky Fried Chicken": The term "Kentucky Fried Chicken" was first used by Colonel Sanders in the 1940s, highlighting the southern style of his fried chicken.

1. Original Recipe Chicken: KFC's Original Recipe chicken is cooked using pressure fryers, which helps seal in the flavor while maintaining a crispy exterior.

1. Global Presence: KFC has a significant global presence, with restaurants in over 145 countries and territories, making it one of the world's largest fast-food chains.

KFC and Space Travel: In 2006, KFC partnered with a private spaceflight company to send its Zinger chicken sandwich to space.

The "Bucket Meal" Concept: KFC popularized the concept of the "bucket meal," offering large portions of chicken with sides like mashed potatoes.

1. KFC's Colonel Sanders Statue: There's a 7-foot-tall bronze statue of Colonel Sanders at the KFC headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, honoring the brand's founder.

KFC's Secret Menu: KFC has a "secret menu" that includes items like the "Triple Down" (a sandwich with three chicken fillets instead of buns).

1. Colonel Sanders' Signature Look: Colonel Sanders' iconic look, including his white suit, black string tie, and goatee, was inspired by the attire worn by southern gentlemen during his time.