Sanders Cafe.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

Field review by the editors.

Corbin, Kentucky

The Harlan Sanders Cafe is in Corbin, about two and a half hours southeast of Louisville. It's the site of the Colonel's first restaurant, which in 1990 was restored to simulate its 1940s splendor in honor of what would have been the late Colonel's 100th birthday (He had died ten years earlier).

Col. Sanders photo opportunity.

Although billed as "the world's first Kentucky Fried Chicken," it really isn't; that extra crispy honor goes to the first KFC franchise restaurant, which is unexpectedly located in Murray, Utah. The Harlan Sanders Cafe, however, was the first restaurant to serve Kentucky Fried Chicken, before it became a franchise.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

Address:
1002 W. Dixie Hwy, Corbin, KY
Directions:
I-75 exit 29. Drive east on US Hwy 25 E./Cumberland Gap Pkwy for 1.5 miles, then turn right onto US Hwy 25 W./Dixie Hwy for a little over a half-mile. On the right; look for the KFC bucket.
Hours:
Daily 10-10. (Call to verify)
Phone:
606-528-2163
RA Rates:
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