KFC Franchise AgreementRule book

KFC Franchise Agreement/Rule book

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This KFC Franchise Agreement and Rulebook was given to KFC franchisees during the 1960s. The Franchisee Agreement set up the rules for owning and operating KFC franchises. Harland Sanders had perfected his fried chicken recipe with “11 herbs and spices” by 1940, and the invention of pressure cookers helped him quickly fry the chicken without resorting to deep frying. By 1955, Sanders decided to sell his method and recipe to franchisees, traveling the country to teach owners how to make his chicken, biscuits, and gravy. Sanders received five cents on every head of chicken sold, by 1964 there were more than 600 franchisees, and Sanders sold his interest in the company for $2 million dollars.
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paper (overall material)
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in x 1/16 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm x.15875 cm
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Gift of Kentucky Fried Chicken
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American Enterprise
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National Museum of American History
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