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August 30, 2010

 

Vintage Fort Wayne Postcard

Where’s the Beef? Dave Thomas In Fort Wayne, Indiana

Dave Thomas helped the owners of Fort Wayne's Hobby House negotiate a deal with Harlan Sanders that ultimately shaped the face of fast food in the US.

March 5, 2007

 

Colonel Sanders

Drivers pulling off the Interstate for a quick meal might be induced to make it KFC, or Kentucky Fried Chicken, in the hopes of savoring a home-style Southern dinner. Although its name might inspire nostalgia for the Bluegrass State, Kentucky Fried Chicken first opened its doors in South Salt Lake, Utah in 1952. That restaurant was a franchise sold by Harland Sanders, a 62-year-old native of Henryville, Indiana.

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