Father died when he was 6. Dropped out in Seventh grade. He worked many jobs, including a steamboat captain, insurance salesman, railroad fireman, farmer and an Army private.
At age 40, he started cooking chicken, and other dishes to his customers at his Gas Station. Interstate 75 was put up in front of his then restaurant…he went bankrupt at age 65.
So at age 65, he used $105 from his first Social Security check to fund over 1000 visits to his potential franchisees…he took his pressure cooker, and fried chicken at every location until one person took his proposal to use his recipe, and fry his chicken – for 5 cents a piece.
It became KFC – Kentucky Fried Chicken
Past baggage? Is it ever too late? I don’t think so.
– Dr. Vik, The Culture King