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THE proposed KFC restaurant in Farnworth has moved a step closer to opening.

Signage has been installed around the building with the iconic image of Colonel Sanders adorning the front.

A tall drive-thru sign has also been installed on the pavement next to Albert Road, clearly signposting the restaurant to drivers and pedestrians as they approach.

In April, a spokesman for the fast food giants said that the restaurant was due to open “at the end of” 2019.

It is set to create 40 jobs and on their website, vacancies for cooks, team leaders, team members are being advertised.

To apply for a job at the new restaurant, visit www.kfc.co.uk/careers.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, known today as KFC, was incorporated in 1955 by Col. Harland Sanders in Corbin, Kentucky. But its story began a little before then.

Sanders was born in 1890 and at the age of 12, he left home to work as a farmhand after a troubled childhood. At the age of 15, he left the farm to work a series of jobs with mixed success

His various jobs included trying his hand as a painter, railroad fireman, plowman, streetcar conductor, ferryboat operator, insurance salesman, justice of the peace, and service-station operator.

By 1929, Harland had opened his own gas station in Corbin, Kentucky. Here he cooked for his family and the occasional customer in the back room.

Sanders, by all accounts, used to enjoy using the recipes his mother taught him to make. Pan-fried chicken, country ham, fresh vegetables, and homemade biscuits to name but a few.

It appears he was a ‘dab hand’ at cooking and news began to spread far and wide enabling him to open a 142-seat restaurant and motel nearby – – The Harland Sanders Court and Cafe.

In 1936, Sanders was honored with the title of “Kentucky Colonel” by the state’s governor

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