Chicken chattin' COLONEL SANDERS WASN’T ACTUALLY A REAL GUY Yep, he was real. And what a guy he was. Okay we can understand this one. The man, the myth, the legend singlehandledly responsible for delivering delicious fried joy to millions of people around the world every day… it’s no wonder Colonel Sanders’ life has taken on a fairy-tale quality. But trust us, he’s as real as it gets. In 1930, in a humble service station in Corbin, Kentucky, 40-year old Harland Sanders began feeding hungry travellers. His delicious fried chicken was a hit and he continued to expand his empire until he sold the franchise in 1964, while remaining the face of the company. So next time you’re munching on your delicious KFC, raise a drumstick to the great man himself – Colonel Sanders, as real as you and I.