In celebration of International Women’s Day today, Kentucky Fried Chicken in Malaysia temporarily replaced Colonel Sanders on its online logo with his wife, Claudia Sanders.
According to Fox News, the chain’s Malaysian site describes Claudia as “the 12th ingredient to the Colonel’s 11 secret herbs and spices.” She was reportedly responsible for shipping the fried chicken’s spices to restaurants around the country, a task she often worked on late into the night.
Merrill Pereyra, CEO of QSR Brands, which owns KFC Malaysia, said “Mrs. Sanders played a very important role in the success of KFC. While the Colonel was busy promoting his chicken and running the company, she took orders in the restaurant, mixed the secret blend of herbs and spices, and as you know, in those days there were no courier services, so she had to take the orders to the train station for shipping,”
Claudia was the Colonel’s second wife and met him when she worked as a waitress in his first restaurant, Sanders Café.