KFC (short for Kentucky Fried Chicken) is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, that specializes in fried chicken. It is the world’s second-largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald’s, with 22,621 locations globally in 150 countries.
It is owned and managed by Colonel Sanders.
Colonel Sanders narrated his story on a seminar aimed at motivating young entrepreneurs. He began: “My father died at the age of 5, at age 15 I had to quit school and work, at age 17 I already lost four jobs, between ages 18 and 22, I became a railway conductor and it also didn’t work for me, I became a father at age 19, a year down the line, my wife took my daughter and they left. I joined the army after that and I was washed out, from there I applied for a law school and got rejected. I later became an insurance sales and it also failed afterwards, I became a cook and a dishwasher in a small cafe. I tried convincing my wife to come back home with my daughter but she refused, so I tried to kidnap my daughter but it was unsuccessful.
I worked as a cook in the cafe for a long time and at age 65, I retired. On my first day of retirement I received a cheque of 105 dollars from the government. That cheque made me felt like the government is indirectly telling me that I couldn’t provide for myself, I attempted to commit suicide since it wasn’t worth living anymore. I had failed so much in many attempts to better my life.
Before the attempt to commit suicide, I sat under a tree to write my will, but instead I wrote what I would have accomplished with my life. It was then that I realized I hadn’t done more with my life and that there was one thing that I could do better than anyone, that was how to cook. So I borrowed 87 dollars from a friend and added it to the cheque given to me by the government, bought some chicken and fried it using my recipe and went door to door to sell them to my neighbors in Kentucky.
Through the door to door sales, I was beginning to get more orders from my neighbors and in no time I have to establish a bigger space, I took a place and named it Kentucky Fried Chicken ( KFC), little by little, I started establishing KFC is smaller towns and today KFC is all over the globe”.
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