Finger-Lickin' Good - The Harland Sanders Museum and Café

Colonel Sanders and his secret recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken are an iconic part of America - and so is a visit to the place where it all began: The Harland Sanders Museum and Café in Corbin, Kentucky. It's such an integral part of America that most of us have the delicious aroma of a bucket of Colonel Sanders' original recipe, Kentucky Fried Chicken imprinted on our memories - if not sitting on the kitchen table right now, waiting for us to get off the internet and dig in. But wait ... the popular restaurant and American tradition had to start somewhere. Was Colonel Sanders a real person? You bet he was, and he got his start in Corbin, Kentucky. Harland "Colonel" Sanders started his career as an accidental restaurateur in the early 1930's via operating a gas and service station in Corbin. Noting that his customers were often looking for something to eat, the quick thinking Sanders began cooking for them, seating them at his own dining table in the service station's living quarters. He soon began to realize that a lot of the people who stopped in for gas were doing so hungry and around meal times, so he came up with his concept of "home meal replacement," selling complete dinners - "Sunday Dinner, Seven Days a Week" - to an America that was increasingly on the go. Harland Sanders' timely idea and the fame for it took off like such wildfire that, in 1935, Kentucky Governor Ruby Laffoon made Sanders a Kentucky Colonel in recognition of his contributions to the state's fame for cuisine. Today, KFC annually serves more than a billion "finger-lickin' good" Kentucky Fried Chicken dinners in over 80 countries and territories - but you can stop by the original home of Kentucky Fried Chicken, the Harland Sanders Museum and Café in Corbin, Kentucky, to experience that 1940's, "Dine-In" atmosphere where it all started. Restored to its original condition, the Harland Sanders Museum and Café contains Colonel Sanders' original kitchen, where he perfected the now world-famous secret recipe for his fried chicken. Mmmm, mm: finger lickin' good!

The Harland Sanders Museum and Café

688 US Highway 25 W, Corbin, KY 40701 Open daily 10am to 10pm Kentucky Southern Lakes Region Lodging You'd be hard pressed to find a state with more, down-home, iconic Americana in it than Kentucky - but that doesn't mean you're stuck in the past when visiting. Take Kentucky lodging, for example: a stay at a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast Inn hearkens back to earlier times but with the best of what the modern day has to offer. Kentucky Bed and Breakfast Inns are locally owned and operated, offering a level of personal service and classic Southern hospitality, combined with modern conveniences and deep amenities that chain hotels and motels simply don't even think of providing - all this plus an insider's insight into all the great local things to do and places to go. That's a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast Inn - don't you deserve it?