PHOTO: KFC founder Harland Sanders
- Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville goes on sale for $5million
- Although the price tag doesn’t have a distinct number, the realtors said the new owners would have to provide proof of at least $5million in cash
- The restaurant originally opened in 1959 by Harland Sanders for his wife Claudia
- The restaurant was owned by the Sanders and their friends the Settles and the Settles are now committed to finding a new ‘caretaker of this historic brand’
- The 5,000-square-foot residence that the famous couple lived in for more than 20 years is also included in the price of the dinner house
- The property also comes with the trademark, Claudia Sanders likeliness, and historic memorabilia, but not the secret chicken recipe
A Kentucky restaurant created by KFC founder Harland Sanders for his wife in 1959, which boasts its original menu of fried chicken and fried green tomatoes, goes on sale for $5million.
Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, hit the market this week. The listing does not include a sale price. Listing agent Morgan Hancock said that potential buyers will have to sign a non-disclosure agreement and show proof of at least $5million cash on hand.
Co-listing agent Jonathan Klunk said the large amount for the dinner house was ‘appropriate’ for the unlisted property, as it includes more than a single property. Although he said they would be ‘glad’ to have ‘deeper conversations with investors with ‘less cash on hand.’
‘We welcome all interested parties to speak with us,’ he told DailyMail.com on Friday. The price of the property could go for higher or lower than $5million.
The sale of the three-acre property is being handled by Six Degrees Real Estate and includes the trademark and likeness of the Claudia Sanders name as well as memorabilia from the Sanders family.
Also included is a 5,000-square-foot residence where Harland and Claudia Sanders lived for more than 20 years.
The Claudia Sanders Dinner House opened in 1959 and also served as the first KFC headquarters.
The property also comes with the trademark, Claudia Sanders likeliness, and historic memorabilia, Kentucky.com reported.
However, it does not include the original chicken recipe with all 11 herbs and spices. Although a handwritten recipes do exist, it will remain within the family. The new buyer will receive the recipe the restaurant uses, although it is unclear if it matches the original KFC recipe, which is now owned by YUM and the family.
Claudia Sanders Dinner house (pictured) is on sale for $5million, although the price go could up or down. The relators are asking investors to show at least $5million in cash
The dinner house first opened in 1959 after Harland bought it for his wife after closing the original KFC in Corbin, Kentucky. The restaurant would go on to serve as KFC’s headquarters for a while
Claudia and Harland met in the 1930s when she was working at his restaurant in Corbin as a waitress
Among the memorabilia is the original Colonel certificate given to Harland, which prompted the nickname Colonel Sanders and dressing in the now infamous suit and bowtie, according to Kentucky.com. It also includes a pressure cooker engraved with his name and the stove he used to teach franchise owners how to cook the perfect bucket of KFC.
The dinner house originally served as KFC’s headquarters after the Sanders closed their Corbin KFC location in 1952. That same year, Sanders would begin franchising his company, which would eventually become a global icon.
The couple opened Claudia Sanders Dinner House in 1959 when they moved to Shelbyville. It would become know for its yeast rolls, massive buffet, pies, and fried chicken, Kentucky.com said.
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