COLONEL SANDERS | Greatest Entrepreneur | KFC Restaurant Company

Struggles of Colonel Sanders

COLONEL SANDERS | Greatest Entrepreneur | KFC restaurant Company


Colonel Harland David Sanders was an American businessman. He is best known for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (also known as KFC. Later, he act as the company’s brand ambassadorand symbol His name and image are still symbols of the company.


Early Life

COLONEL SANDERS At the age of 5,his father died. At the age of 16,he quit school. At the age of 17,he already lost four jobs. At the age of 18,he got married. Between ages 18 and 22,he was a railroad conductor and failed.



Some of the Main Failures of COLONEL SANDERS:

  • He joined army and washed out there.
  • He applied for law school but rejected.
  • He became an insurance man and failed again.

Difficulties in life

COLONEL SANDERS At the age of 20, his wife left him and took their baby daughter. He became a cook and dishwasher in a small a company. He failed in an attempt to kidnap his own daughter, and eventually he convinced his wife to return home. At the age of 19, he became father.

After his retirement, he received a cheque from government for $105.


Suicide Thoughts

COLONEL SANDERS felt that government was saying that he couldn’t provide for himself. He decided to commit suicide, it wasn’t worth living anymore, he failed to much.


Colonel Sanders Idea

He sat under a tree and writing his will but instead, he wrote what he would have accomplished with his life. He realized there was much more he hadn’t done. There was one thing he could do better than anyone he knew and that was how to cook.


Struggles  of Colonel Sanders

He borrowed $87 against his cheque and bought and fried up some chicken using his recipe and went on door to door sell them to his neighbors in Kentucky. At the age of 65,he was ready to commit suicide. But at age 88 colonel sanders, Founder of KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (KFC) and build an empire and become Billionaire.


Success of KFC

Now , KFC is world’s second largest restaurant, With almost 20,000 location globally in 123 counties.


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