Piece of NRA History Unearthed

Piece of NRA History Unearthed

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Piece of NRA History Unearthed



While digging through old archives, a member of the National Restaurant Association Knowledge Center staff discovered a piece of NRA history.

Found was a document from 1935 that chronicles how 30+ restaurateurs became charter members of the Southeastern Restaurant Association and affiliated with the NRA. The first signature on the agreement was from a gentleman named H.D. Sanders of Sander’s Café in Corbin, Ky.

You guessed it, the signature was that of Colonel Sanders, founder of KFC, restaurant industry pioneer and American icon. Sander’s Café later became known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, which today is known worldwide as KFC, and still uses the Colonel’s iconic image as part of the brand.

_(Image and story from National Restaurant Association website


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