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Episode 684: The Return Of The Colonel

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Episode 684: The Return Of The Colonel

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Episode 684: The Return Of The Colonel

Episode 684: The Return Of The Colonel

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Colonel Harland Sanders of KFC.
Mike Mozart/Flickr
Colonel Harland Sanders of KFC.
Mike Mozart/Flickr

We think of franchises as corporate behemoths: Tons of identical stores all selling the same thing. But actually, each store is run kind of like a small business—and the franchise owners don't always get along with corporate headquarters. In this episode, we look at the secret war going on inside every franchise. It all goes back to a guy with a white beard and a black string tie: Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken.


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