KFC Family Bucket

This is a Kentucky Fried Chicken family bucket used in KFC restaurants around 1969. The bucket bears the trademark image of Harland Sanders in his Colonel Sanders outfit—white suit and black string tie—as well as the copyrighted tagline “it’s finder lickin’ good.” The KFC Chicken bucket was first created in 1957 by Sanders and his first franchisee, Pete Harman. It contained 15 pieces of chicken, a pint of gravy, and biscuits. The idea was sold as a way for housewives to escape the kitchen dinner and still prepare a great dinner, merely needing to add a salad and a vegetable for a balanced meal.
Object Name
food bucket
date made
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
white (overall color)
red (overall color)
brown (overall color)
overall: 8 in x 8 3/4 in; 20.32 cm x 22.225 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
American Enterprise
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kentucky Fried Chicken

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