KFC Franchise AgreementRule book

KFC Franchise Agreement/Rule book

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Currently not on view (staples)
Object Name
brochure
date made
1960s
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in x 1/16 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm x.15875 cm
ID Number
2014.3056.02
catalog number
2014.3056.02
nonaccession number
2014.3056
Credit Line
Gift of Kentucky Fried Chicken
See more items in
Work and Industry: Retail and Marketing
Work
Food
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object