Larry- Sunday…early before the churchgoers get hungry!!
I agree with Paul. We have been eating at Claudia Sanders for 7 years and have yet to have an experience that even vaguely resembles the one described in the post above. I don’t doubt the validity of your dinner, as bad things can happen everywhere, but we have been there dozens of times without a negative event yet.
AND for my former Navy friend. We won’t be hard on you at all. Yes, Claudia Sanders was the wife of the Famous Colonel. When Harlan lost his original restaurant in Corbin, KY, he built a home and restaurant for Claudia near Shelbyville, KY for her to operate while he went "On the road" selling the KFC concept and franchises. The place was later sold to the current owners, who kept the name and ‘history’. It burned to the ground in the late ’90’s but was rebuilt and is quite attractive, located among a number of beautiful horse farms west of Shelbyville.
A post-script about Claudia Sanders. She was very active in charitable organizations in Kentucky and was the closest thing to ‘royalty’ at public gatherings and ceremonies. At the ceremony where some real "big-names" and a few "little-names" (including me) were awarded their commison as a Kentucky Colonel by then Governor John Y Brown Jr. (former president of Kentucky Fried Chicken), Mrs Sanders attended. When she entered the hall the band struck up "My Old Kentucky Home" and everyone stood thru the playing of the music and her taking her place at the head table. For this relatively young educator and a newby in the Louisville area, it was quite an introduction to the "Who’s Who of Kentucky"! .
For those of you who aren’t familiar with "THE HONORABLE ORDER OF KENTUCKY COLONELS", allow me to introduce them. The Order is a looseknit organization founded for the purpose of promoting charitable works in the Commonwealth. Members are nominated as the result of some service to the Commonwealth and are commissioned as Kentucky Colonels by order of the Governor serving at the time of the commission. A Colonel received a verynice certificate of Commission and is expected to donate to the general fund of the organization which then distributes the donations to various organizations in Kentucky. I have noticed than many of the Handicapped transportation vans I see taking patients to and from my doctors office have "provided by the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels" on the back of the van near the license plate. They also have a large scholarship program promoting higher education in a state that sorely needs more college graduates. Harlan Sanders took his commission seriously and adapted the title to fit the marketing image he generated for his company…not the other way around. He is/was one of thousands of members of the organization that has done a lot for literally millions of folks in the Commonwealth.
Each year the Order sponsors a BBQ Breakfast on Derby Day, usally packed with celeb’s who happen to be Colonels also. I attended once in the early 80’s. It was an interesting experince!
Whatever you may think of the poultry-product, the PEOPLE who founded the company, Harlan and Claudia Sanders, contributed greatly to their community, and many people are better off as a result of their efforts.