The Full form of KFC is Kentucky Fried Chicken. KFC is an American fast food restaurant chain which specializes in fried chicken. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, KFC is the world’s second largest restaurant chain overall after McDonald’s, with over 18,000 outlets in 120 countries and territories as of December 2012. The company is a subsidiary of ‘Yum! Brands’, a restaurant company which also owns Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Today, it has more than 20,500 outlets in 125 countries and territories across the world. KFC was founded by Harland Sanders, who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. KFC popularized chicken in the fast food industry, diversifying the market by challenging the established dominance of the hamburger. By branding himself as “Colonel Sanders”, Harland became a popular and legendary figure of American cultural history and his image remains prominent in KFC advertising. However, the company’s rapid expansion saw it grow too large for Sanders to manage, and in 1964 he sold the company to a group of investors led by John Y. Brown, Jr. and Jack C. Massey. In 2016, Mukesh Pant became the CEO of KFC. He is a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India.