9 Secrets KFC Doesn't Want You to Know

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The Colonel was a real guy called Harland David Sanders who started a fast-food empire with his chicken recipe.

9. The idea for KFC started in a gas station

Sanders' petrol station/restaurant was surrounded by miles of advertising signs.

8. Colonel Sanders took aim at a business rival

The usage of white pepper is rare, and the flavour profile matches KFC's famed chicken.

7. White pepper might be the secret to KFC's recipe

Gizzards are a chicken's digestive muscle that stores dirt they peck up. KFC brought back gizzards after the campaign's popularity.

6. They serve chicken gizzards

KFC's bunless Double Down sandwich with bacon, cheese, and Colonel's Special Sauce is no longer available.

5. The Double Down Sandwich has a hack

KFC was once named Kentucky Fried Chicken. Why rebrand? The name change was due to a Kentucky trademark dispute.

4. KFC doesn't want you to worry about frying

Wendy's founder Dave Thomas was a KFC franchisee and employee. Thomas created the red-and-white chicken bucket condensed menu.

3. Wendy's founder invented the chicken bucket

KFC likes gimmicks. In 2014, the company launched a prom-ready fried chicken corsage.

2. KFC once offered a fried chicken prom corsage

Biscuits, coleslaw, and chicken recipe. Half the biscuits, add chicken, and top with coleslaw. BBQ sauce would also be excellent.

1. You can turn your KFC biscuits into tasty sliders

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