Colonel Sanders

Timeline created by mohsye2
  • Birth

    On September 9th, 1890 Colonel Sanders was born.
  • Wilbur Sanders Dies

    Wilbur Sanders Dies
    Wilbur David Sanders, Colonel Sanders dad, passes away,
  • Sanders starts his own Station

    Sanders starts his own Station
    Sanders cooked chicken dishes and other meals for people who stoppped at his service station in Corbin, Kentucky.
  • Kentucky Colonel

    Kentucky Colonel
    Colonel Sanders gets awarded, Kentucky Colonel.
  • Sander's Cafe Built

    Sander's Cafe Built
    By 1937, Sanders had built Sanders' Cafe, which seated 142 customers. At this restaurant, it was soon discovered that Sanders' fried chicken was the most popular selection on the menu.
  • Sander's Cafe Catches on Fire

    Sander's Cafe Catches on Fire
    In 1939, fire destroyed the eatery, which Sanders then rebuilt as both a restaurant and motel. For many years, the restaurant and motel served as a popular stop for travelers driving along what was then the major north-south route — US 25.
  • Sanders gets recommissioned

    Sanders gets recommissioned
    Sanders was recommisioned in 1950 by Governor Lawrence Wetherby.
  • Sanders Develops his New Style.

    Sanders Develops his New Style.
    Around 1950, Sanders began developing his distinctive appearance, growing his trademark mustache and goatee and donning a white suit and string tie.
  • Sander's Quote

    Sander's Quote
    Colonel Sanders once said, "Feed the poor and get rich or feed the rich and get poor.”
  • Sanders Store Fails

    Sanders Store Fails
    Due to the new Interstate 75 reducing his restaurant's customer traffic, he took $105 from his first Social Security check and began visiting potential franchisees.
  • Sanders Moves HeadQuarters

    Sanders Moves HeadQuarters
    In 1960, Sanders moved the headquarters of his growing company to Shelbyville, Kentucky.
  • Sells KFC

    Sells KFC
    Sanders sold the Kentucky Fried Chicken corporation for $2 million to a partnership of Kentucky businessmen headed by John Y. Brown, Jr. The deal did not include the Canadian operations.
  • Sanders Moves to Canada

    Sanders Moves to Canada
    In 1965, Sanders moved to Mississauga, Ontario to oversee his Canadian franchises and continued to collect franchise and appearance fees there and appearance fees in the U.S.
  • KFC Goes Public

    KFC Goes Public
    Kentucky Fried Chicken went public in 1966 and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1969.
  • Colonel Sanders Dies

    Colonel Sanders Dies
    Sanders died on Dec. 16, 1980, after which his body lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. He was buried in Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery.
  • Sanders Shows on T.V!

    Sanders Shows on T.V!
    A 1982 episode of Little House on the Prairie ("Wave of the Future") paid tribute to KFC by featuring a character implied to be Col. Sanders (portrayed by John Roberts) offering Mrs. Oleson a fried chicken franchise. For legal reasons, this character was listed in the credits as "Bearded Man".