Monday, November 26, 2007
Every Monday at the KFC in Fenton Mi. where I work, They have those delicious Pot Pies for $2.49 apiece...On Tuesday, they have A complete 'Chicken Fried Steak' meal for $1.99. And on Wednesday, you get an 8 piece Original Deal Meal for $10 Bucks..My favorite though is 'Extra Crisp'...
When Colonel Sanders started selling chicken in the 50's he was 65 years old. He used his $105.oo SSI check to travel around the country with his recipe's of 11 herbs and spices that anyone can find on their kitchen shelf, and sold franchises around the country. His only goal, was to make $1000.00 a month. In 1964, he sold the rights to more than 600 restaurants for a cool Two Million Dollors!!! Plus he was retained as the spokesman.
He did this for several years, but after he sold the company, he was NOT particularly fond of the product that was being put out. He called the 'Extra-Crispy' chicken..."A damn fried doughball on a stick", and he said that the KFC gravy tasted like.."Pure wallpaper paste"!!
By then the Heublein Company owned the franchises, and they sued the Colonel(Unsuccsesfully) for libel!! And they were paying him $250,000. a year to make appearances!
In 1986, Heublein sold KFC to Pepsico for 840 Million Bucks!
Colonel Sanders lived to be 90 years old...This stuff must be good for you!!!
...On a side note, it was said that on his 'death-bed' Colonel Sanders whispered..." I have a confession to make..there were never 11 herbs and spices in the recipe', the secret ingredient was...was....was....chicken shit"!!!
I hope you enjoyed this foray into nonsense... Peace!