Colonel Sanders was an American businessman, best known as the founder of ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’ (KFC) restaurant chain, which emerged as a fast-food sensation in the 1960s. He left home as a young lad, and did a variety of jobs, including that of a farm help, conductor, railroad fireman, salesman, and soldier in the U.S Army, but found it difficult to keep a job for long. He began cooking chicken for customers at his service station in Corbin, Kentucky, during the height of the Great Depression. After years of experimentation, he came up with his secret mix of 11 herbs and spices. The pressure cooker, a novelty at that time, was used by him for cooking the chicken. It reduced the preparation time and enabled him to serve more customers. He was given the honorific title 'Colonel'—something that he took seriously, and started dressing in a typical fashion. Later, he franchised ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’ restaurants around the country. In 1964, when he sold his share of the company, it already had 600 outlets. He continued to be associated with the company as its spokesman and brand ambassador. He published his autobiography ‘Life As I Have Known It Has Been Finger Lickin' Good.’ Today, over a billion of his “finger lickin’ good” chicken is served every year in more than 80 countries.