KFC’s Founder Suit Auctioned For Nearly $22,000

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The president and CEO of KFC Japan purchased the trademark white suit worn by  company founder “Colonel” Harland Sanders at auction Saturday for  $21,510. The new owner, Masao Watanabe,  also bought a mini-collection of Sanders’ memorabilia — including his 1973  Kentucky driver’s license — for $1,912.

KFC, short for Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a fast food restaurant chain  headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, which specializes in fried chicken. It is  the world’s second largest restaurant chain after McDonald’s.

Sanders, who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in  Corbin, Kentucky, during the Great Depression, identified the potential of the  restaurant franchising concept and the first KFC franchise opened in Utah in  1952.

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