KFC stands for ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’ and was started by a budding entrepreneur by the name Harland Sanders. It is currently a subsidiary of Yum! Brands. While the first franchise was started way back in 1952 in Utah. Today KFC boasts of nearly 18,000 outlets in 120 countries. In 2011 it had a revenue in excess of $10 billion.
The success of KFC is the story of one man’s dream of cooking that has catapulted into making his company one of the biggest franchises in the whole world. This story starts with Harland Sanders who was born in the small town of Henryville, Indiana in the year 1890. He left his home at the age of 12 to find some job to support his poverty stricken family after his father passed away and he was in charge of the family.