Original KFC Secret Chicken Recipe Handwritten By KFC Founder Colonel Harland Sanders Temporarily Moved Out Of KFC Headquarters

by Trendy

A yellowing sheet of notebook paper that carries one of the most guarded corporate secrets of our time has been temporarily moved from its original location. The paper on which KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders wrote his original chicken recipe is being moved out of the KFC headquarters to allow adding of more security near its original location.

AP writes,

So important is the 68-year-old concoction that coats the chain’s Original Recipe chicken that only two company executives at any time have access to it. The company refuses to release their names or titles, and it uses multiple suppliers who produce and blend the ingredients but know only a part of the entire contents.

Dietl, a former New York City police detective, assured Eaton that the iconic recipe would be safe.

“There’s no way, shape or form … that anybody is going to get their hands on this recipe,” he said. “And if they get their hands on this recipe, they have to take me with them.”

His security firm is also handling the security improvements for the recipe at headquarters, but he wouldn’t say what changes they’re making.

Colonel Harland wrote his secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices in 1940 before his small restaurant grew into a global chain, famous for its fried chicken. The first KFC franchise was opened in Salt Lake City, Utah in the year 1952.

KFC is currently owned by PepsiCo, the maker of Pepsi cola drinks. Pepsico had bought the KFC company in 1986 from RJR Nabisco. For more on KFC’s history, head to their complete history timeline on their website.

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