KFC Gave $11,000 To Family For Naming Daughter This Name

KFC Colonel wearing an apron while holding fried chicken

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Fried chicken might be the best food in the world. Think about it, it’s comforting, melts in your mouth, clogs arteries and there’s an endless supply, at least most of the time. While there are many places to find the southern comfort food, only one chain, KFC, is known for the finger-lickin’ good sauce and selling fried-chicken scented sunscreen. This chain is about to be known as the restaurant who paid $11,000 to a family who named their child after its founder.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, also known as KFC, was founded in 1952 by Colonel Harland Sanders in Kentucky. The Colonel decided to sell KFC to a group of investors as he was 62-years-old when the first franchise opened in Utah. KFC has only grown since the mid-twentieth century. It’s the second-largest restaurant chain in the world and is constantly featured in media, flashbacks to Steve in Stranger Things.

Steve from Stranger Things saying it's finger lickin' good GIF

The Future Of Harley

I’m as pleased as pumpkin punch to announce the winner of our Baby Harland Naming Contest and the Harland who will be ushering in an all-new generation of Harlands, little Harland Rose. pic.twitter.com/wI2SNshsZ6

— KFC (@kfc) October 30, 2018

KFC says they will pay a family $11,000 after they agreed to name their newborn daughter after franchise founder Harland Sanders. According to the chain’s Twitter account, the little girl was born on September 9, 2018, weighed in at 8lb 9oz. and measured at 21 inches long. While the identity of the family is unknown, the baby girl’s name is Harland Rose and will be called “Harley” for short.

The $11,000 prize is dedicated to the KFC’s 11 herbs and spices recipe. It’s dedicated to higher education, should it be in Harland Rose’s future. While the amount is generous, the reality is that the average year of college is much higher. According to College Board, the average tuition for private college was $34,740 per year, $9,970 for state residents at public colleges and $25,620 for out-of-state students at public universities. It’s also likely that tuition costs will be inflated when Harland Rose decides to go to college.

We hope Harland Rose has a bright future and a love for fried chicken!

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