Chicago, Il-based fastfood giant Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is celebrating its 50th birthday the first week of August 2002. The now-famous Colonel Harlan Sanders first served his "original recipe" chicken at his cafe in Corbin, Ky. Franchisee Pete Harman helped spur the Colonel's chicken to global consumers, however, making a deal with Sanders to sell the coated chicken at his Salt Lake City, Utah restaurant paying Sanders a nickel per chicken.