Colonel Sanders’s Residence and Restaurant in KY on the Market
"You could own a piece of history." If you've heard that catchphrase/selling point once, you've heard it a million times. I'm going on the assumption that those who utter it really mean it.
The Col Sanders Home & Claudia Sanders Dinner House Are for Sale
Well, those who are uttering it about a magnificent property in Shelby County KY absolutely mean it, and they're right. In fact, the Claudia Sanders House--a very popular and enormous restaurant in Shelbyville--and the accompanying residence she shared with her husband Colonel Harland Sanders form such a large chunk of real estate, it takes more than one person to move it. The thing is, they've been trying to move it for some time now.
The Sanders Property Has Been on the Market Since the Summer of 2022
When the Sanders restaurant and home went on the market in the summer of 2022, the asking price was $9 million. If you check you're calendar, you'll notice that here it is March of 2023, and there haven't been any takers. That's why it's now at $4.9 million.
The Kentucky Fried Chicken founder and his wife moved to the Shelbyville residence from Corbin in 1959. That's when they opened the Claudia Sanders Dinner House which also became the KFC headquarters.
Claudia sold it after the colonel passed away in 1980, and now those to whom she sold it are ready to move on and move out. And that's why the restaurant--which still operates daily--and home have been listed.
Col Sanders Home & the Claudia Sanders Dinner House -- What Comes With the Sale
It's a 5,000-square-foot residence and 25,000-square-foot restaurant. Additionally, whoever ends up buying it will also get a lot of amazing Colonel Sanders memorabilia. That's a museum in and of itself.
So who's ready for a tour of an iconic property in north-central Kentucky? I thought so. Here we go.