Corbin, Kentucky: Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken (In Transition) Team Field Report

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.
Currently closed for remodeling. (Call to verify)
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Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken

A working KFC inside Col. Sanders' first restaurant has a mini-museum with exhibits, relics, and restorations of 1940s-vintage rooms, including the kitchen where Kentucky Fried Chicken was invented. Currently closed for remodeling. Historical marker out front. Report... [02/18/2018]

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Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken

The museum and restaurant lobby are closed for construction.

[Jennifer Ericsson, 07/25/2020]

Col. Sanders.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

This is such a neat place -- a short drive off the interstate. The museum is part of the restaurant and the chicken is still great!

[Angie Gilbert, 11/26/2016]

The office of Colonel Sanders.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

Very interesting piece of history. Just a few minutes off I-75 and you go back to the 1950s, and can even snap a photo with the Colonel.

[Rose, 11/22/2016]

Col. Sanders display.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

It's only 3-5 minutes off the interstate. Interesting museum that transports you back to the 1940s -- and you can eat there, too.

[Tiffany H., 09/10/2015]

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Colonel Sanders StatueColonel Sanders Statue, Corbin, KY - < 1 mi.
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