75: KFC’s Original RecipeColonel Harland Sanders may have opened his original restaurant, Sanders Court & Café, in 1930, and the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise may have formally launched in 1952.
Fresh has become a mantra of the restaurant industry these days, and there’s nothing that conveys fresh better than using raw items, particularly fruits and vegetables.
You would be hard pressed to find a quick-service operator who, when asked why they started their own business, answered by saying it was to become the CIO of the company.
Chefs in fast food are nothing new. Culinary Institute of America grad Steve Ells opened the first Chipotle more than 20 years ago.