Located off U.S. 25 in Corbin, Ky.,
the Sanders Café is where Col.
Harland Sanders began cooking and
serving his world-famous Kentucky
The kitchen at the Harland Sanders Café and Museum in
Corbin is set up as it was during the café’s heyday.
A Salute to Col.
Café and Museum Showcase Birthplace of KFC
by Tanya J. Tyler, Living Well 50 Plus Editor
Located off U.S. 25 in Corbin, Ky., the
Sanders Café and Museum is the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken, the
world-famous restaurant started by Col.
The café is on the site of the motor court
that Sanders built for travelers who were
headed south. The museum is full of
memorabilia, including menus, photos,
dinnerware and other items. The kitchen
is set up just as it might have been during
the time Sanders experimented with and
perfected his secret recipe of 11 herbs and
spices. There is a replica of his office in the
museum, as well as one of the rooms built
right in the café to entice travelers to spend
the night at Sanders Motor Court. And
there is a life-size statue of Col. Sanders,
complete with white suit, black tie and
cane, sitting on a bench, a popular photo
op for visitors.
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The Harland Sanders Café is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has a
restaurant that still serves up original-recipe fried chicken, as well as today’s modern
KFC takes, such as grilled chicken and
extra crispy chicken. The museum is open
daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
After 10 years of
perfected his secret blend of
11 herbs and spices.