The birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken is Corbin, Kentucky. Harlan Sanders had a gas station called Sander's Court & Cafe located on US-21, where he served his fried chicken until I-75 was built, and bypassed the cafe. He then sold his properties in Corbin which had expanded to a gas station & cafe on one side of US-21 and a motel on the other. We went on the road seeking to sell his chicken to restaurant owners, the first to take him up on the offer was Pete Harman of Salt Lake City, Utah. They went onto a partnership and opened the first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.
He sold out of the company in 1964, it's now owned by Yum Brands, and based in Louisville, Kentucky.