Now I want some KFC. Yum! It was great to hear how this all got started.
Even if KFC is not your style, the restaraunt at 3900 S State is worth a visit.
It's as much as museum as fast food joint. I worked next door for a year, and
enjoyed every visit I made, including the food.
The recipe is a winner, its the best chicken in the world! Back in the 60s, the
gravy was laced with the chicken spices and it was awesome. Sure wish they
would bring that back!
I worked at the KFC on the corner of 300 S. and 700 E. from High School through
my years up at the "U" back in the 1970's.I still remember
answering the phone, "Harmon's on 7th East, may I help you?"I met Pete Harmon numerous times.He was such a nice man.You would
never know he was so wealthy. He always treated us with kindness and
appreciation -- I remember he'd always say to us, "YOU are the
ones who make it all happen!"
The second job I ever had was at a KFC in Orlando, Florida when I was about 16
years ols. My family was struggling moneywise then and it was a big help to
have the job. People may joke about flipping hamburgers or working in a KFC as
a teenager, but it built character and you got work experience. A lot of people
started working for resturaunts like these and then ended up owning several of
them. Wish I was smarter in my younger years !! We did make gravy using the
'crackling" from the chickem and is was much better than now and we also
hand made the cole slaw in each store. Thanks for the memories and good food.
The Harman's in Sugar House was a choice eating experience for me as a boy. It
was more or less regular Sunday fare (ooops!). But the real treat was the North
Temple Harman's because of the huge Lynn Faucett murals of the pioneers and
their wagons and oxen. Harman's not only advanced good food, they advanced and
Somewhere I read.......that Jake Harman (with an A)had a sign made and the guy
misspelled his last name (with an O). Since it was so hard to have the sign
re-made Harmon (with an O)just stayed with that.Thats why the two
"Harmans" have different spelling last names.Anybody know
if thats true?
Back in the '50's, going to the N Temple Harman's was the go to place to eat
when visiting SLC. Curious why the Idaho KFC's were not mentioned, because Pete
started those and two of his sons were running them. KFC sponsored a golf
tournament in Idaho Falls for years, that had great tee prizes and great payout,
ending with a big awards bash Sunday evening at the IF Country Club.
There was a Col. Sanders look-alike in Murray years ago. He was in all the
parades. Does anyone know who he was or if he's still around?
I am pretty sure all the Colorado KFCs are owned by Harman's too. Pete is a
great man. I wasn't sure if he was still alive. I am glad to know he is.
I just LOVED their old gravy. I can still see that little bit of chicken
fat on the side when I opened the container. While other family members went
for the chicken I took a bee line to the gravy and biscuits. Memories ? Be still my heart.Clogged arteries were not a concern when you are a
nine year old boy.