Sanders Cafe.

Birthplace of KFC: Mini-Museum and Chicken

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Corbin, Kentucky

The Sanders Court and 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 Sanders Court and Cafe, however, was the first restaurant to serve Kentucky Fried Chicken, before it became a franchise.

Birthplace of KFC: Mini-Museum and Chicken

Sanders Cafe

1002 W. Dixie Hwy, Corbin, KY
Sanders Cafe. 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.
Daily 10-10 (Call to verify)
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Colonel Sanders StatueColonel Sanders Statue, Corbin, KY - < 1 mi.
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