IRWIN KRAMER: He used to say it is finger-licking good, but after selling out to a large corporation, the Colonel no longer liked the chicken or the fixing. Interviewed by a Kentucky newspaper, here is what he had to say about the mashed potatoes. "My God, that gravy is horrible. They buy tap water for 15 to 20 cents a thousand gallons and then they mix it with flour and starch and end up with pure wallpaper paste". Once they have got the wallpaper paste, the Colonel said that they add some sludge. There is no nutrition in it and they ought not to be allowed to sell it. The Colonel did not even like the crispy chicken. He said the crispy recipe is nothing in the world, but a damn fried dough ball stuck on some chicken.
IRWIN KRAMER: Ouch! That is enough to ruffle your feathers if you run a KFC franchise. The parent company was too chicken to sue the Colonel, but one store in Bowling Green, Kentucky cried foul, if untrue, would the Colonel’s grilling really amount to slander. That is debatable, but the Colonel was not talking about the Bowling Green franchise in particular, and with thousands of franchises all over the world, the Kentucky court did not see why this one store got its feathers ruffled. This one flew the coop, case dismissed.