Based in Louisville, KY, KFC Corporation is the franchisor of the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken® and Extra Crispy™ Strips with home-style sides, Hot Wings™ and freshly made chicken sandwiches. KFC has been serving customers complete, freshly prepared, family meals since Colonel Harland Sanders founded the concept in 1952.
Famous for its Original Recipe® fried chicken, which is made with the same secret blend of 11 herbs and spices Colonel Sanders perfected more than a half century ago, it is estimated that, on average, more than 185 million people see a KFC commercial at least once a week – that's more than half the U.S. population.
The KFC system serves more than 12 million customers each day in more than 115 countries and territories around the world. KFC operates more than 17,000 restaurants in the Unites States and internationally. KFC's parent company is Yum! Brands, Inc., the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants, with more than 40,000 locations in more than 130 countries and territories and employing more than one million associates. Yum! is ranked number 201 on the Fortune 500 List, with revenues exceeding $13 billion in 2012.