February 15, 1990 |
Jack C. Massey, who helped build Kentucky Fried Chicken Co. into an international success and co-founded Hospital Corp. of America, died today at a Palm Beach, Fla., hospital. He was 85. Massey died of pneumonia at Good Samaritan Hospital early this morning, said Mimi Scruggs, his secretary at Massey Investment Co. in Nashville. Massey, who retired from the company in 1978, had been staying at his winter home in Florida.
July 26, 1998 |
On Western Avenue, amid a jumble of triangles and parallelograms devoid of any corrupting influence of Greco-Roman, Georgian or Rococo architecture, Col. Harland Sanders' head rears up as colossal and triumphant as Chairman Mao Tse-tung's on any Cultural Revolution display. Upon closer inspection, there are other odd similarities between the two global personalities: Like Chairman Mao, Col. Sanders would award himself that quasi-military title that confers power.
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January 9, 2002 |
Dave Thomas, the folksy founder of Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers who parlayed his taste for good food and friendly service and an innate knack for talking to people from their television sets into one of the world's most successful fast-food chains, died Tuesday. He was 69. Thomas, an adoptee who over the past decade waged an aggressive campaign to promote adoption in America, died at his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home of liver cancer, company spokesmen said.
September 10, 2008 |
Pssst. The secret's out at KFC. Well, sort of. Col. Harland Sanders' handwritten recipe of 11 herbs and spices was removed Tuesday from safekeeping at Kentucky Fried Chicken's corporate offices for the first time in decades. The temporary relocation is allowing KFC to revamp security around a yellowing sheet of paper that contains one of the country's most famous corporate secrets. The brand's top executive admitted that his nerves were aflutter despite the tight security he lined up for the operation.
November 23, 1989 |
Kentucky Fried Chicken is trying to put the sizzle back into its fast-food business by adding charcoal-grilled chicken to a menu now led by its much copied fried chicken. The restaurant chain is trying to lift profits out of a recent downward trend by adding non-fried chicken products and expanding lunchtime business in the United States, its president, John Cranor III, said. A subsidiary of Pepsico Inc., Louisville-based Kentucky Fried Chicken Corp.