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Colonel Sanders

America's Chicken King

Biography on CNBC â?? Colonel Sanders
Harland Sanders did not become the success we know today until he was 65 years old, hitting it big with his secret chicken recipe.

Harland Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders, created one of the most recognizable fast-food franchises in the world. But turning Kentucky Fried Chicken, or KFC as it is known today, into a venerable success wasn't easy. By age 65, Sanders mastered the blend of 11 herbs and spices for his fried chicken recipe, and with his dedication and great marketing skills, he became an international fast-food industry icon.

How did Harland Sanders become "The Colonel"?

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