Mmmmm, fried chicken. Maybe not good for your heart, and definitely notÂ good for your waistline,Â but it's still one of America's favorite foods (and mine as well).
So, the security angle on this post is that KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken, even though in this heart-healthy age they've been trying to distance themselves from the word "fried") is moving its secret recipe.
While probably more hype than substance, Kentucky Fried Chicken is taking "Colonel Sanders' Famed Secret Recipe" from its former storage location to a new storage location as it does some modernization at its Kentucky location. They've hired on Brink's and the local police in Louisville to help out on the wagon train of security as they seek to protect their recipe of 11 herbs and spices. In the end, it's just another recipe for fast food, but KFC is calling it one of "America's most valuable trade secrets".
"My first security recommendation to keep this high-value asset safe is to move it to a top-secret, secure location until new corporate security upgrades are in place," said former New York City Police Detective Bo Dietl, who was hired on by KFC as a security consultant for its project.
Here's their full press release:
KFC to Showcase Historic Safe & Move Colonel Sanders' Famed Secret Recipe Via High-Security Motorcade
KFC Unveils Plans to Temporarily Relocate Original Recipe and Modernize Security for the Brand's Iconic Blend of 11 Herbs and Spices as it Launches New Original Recipe Chicken Strips
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The secret's out. Or, at least it will be later today. After being locked in a safe for 68 years, Colonel Harland Sanders' handwritten Original Recipe(R) will temporarily be relocated to a secret-secure location as KFC modernizes the safekeeping of one of America's top corporate trade secrets.
The move comes as KFC launches its Original Recipe Boneless Chicken Strips, the first-ever line extension carrying the flavor of Sanders' secret blend of 11 herbs and spices.
"With our Original Recipe Strips, KFC is putting a first-ever modern twist on our historic Original Recipe," KFC President Roger Eaton explained. "The addition of these new boneless strips to our menu will greatly complement the Colonel's signature Original Recipe fried chicken in a form that fits consumers' on-the-go lifestyle."
As a long-standing cornerstone of the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain, Sanders' Original Recipe ranks among America's most valuable trade secrets.
"The concept of having a secret recipe is priceless and it provides KFC with a meaningful point of difference and a competitive advantage," said Ron Paul, president of Technomics.
Today's Historic Relocation
For the first time in 68 years, KFC is moving the Colonel's most prized possession. To help keep its most valuable asset safe, KFC has hired national corporate security expert and former New York City Police Detective Bo Dietl to consult on its security modernization project and oversee the temporary relocation of Sanders' Original Recipe.
"My first security recommendation to keep this high-value asset safe is to move it to a top-secret, secure location until new corporate security upgrades are in place," said Dietl.
With the help of the Louisville Metro Police Department and Brink's, Incorporated, an armored car and a locked briefcase handcuffed to Mr. Dietl, the Original Recipe will be transported from KFC corporate headquarters to an undisclosed location for safekeeping while Dietl's recommended security upgrades are evaluated.