11 Surprising Secrets of KFC 

The idea for KFC started in a gas station.

Harland David Sanders who spawned a fast-food empire with his chicken recipe. Sanders began selling food to travelers from a gas station in Kentucky. 

Colonel Sanders took aim  at a business rival.

An aggressive marketer, Sanders painted advertising signs on buildings for miles around his gas station slash restaurant, according to History. 

White pepper might be the secret to KFC's recipe.

That 11 herbs and spices recipe has always been a secret, until, in 2016 a writer for the Chicago Tribune unearthed what is purported to be the actual 

They serve chicken gizzards.

Gizzards are a muscle in a chicken's digestive tract that holds all the dirt chickens pick up when pecking in the dirt—it aids the birds in digesting their food.

You can still hack a Double Down.

KFC's famous bunless Double Down sandwich—in which bacon, sliced cheese, and the Colonel's Special Sauce sat between two fried chicken filets

They don't want you to think about the chicken being fried.

 Bloomberg reported in 1991 that the name change was part of a rebranding in an attempt to make the chain at least seem a little bit healthy.

Wendy's actually came up with the famous chicken bucket.

 The Balance Small Business, Thomas came up with the idea for the iconic red and white striped chicken bucket, the streamlined menu

They offered a fried chicken prom corsage.

KFC loves stunt food and the attention it gets the chain, and in 2014 they offered a prom-ready fried chicken corsage, according to the Los Angeles Times.

You can turn your KFC biscuits into tasty sliders.

 Slice the biscuits in half, then add some shredded chicken and top with coleslaw. A dab of BBQ sauce might be good too!

You can get fish donuts and shrimp stars

The chain's Singapore franchises started selling Shrimp Stars and Fish Donuts. What does that even mean? Well, they're less offbeat

Skip the famous bowl if you're trying to eat healthy.

potatoes, popcorn chicken bites, cheese, and gobs of gravy. It's also packed with 720 calories, 34 grams of fat, an eye-watering 2,370 mg of sodium

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