3. The other co-founder slept outside Colonel Sanders' place for a job
Fulk might've had the biscuits, but he needed a solid business partner. Lucky for him, he found a fearless one in Richard Thomas. Thomas had impressive credentials as the president of operations for KFC, and the way he came into that company is downright hilarious. See, Thomas knew he wanted to open a chicken enterprise, so one day he went out and sampled some of the competition. He was flat-out floored by the stuff in a bucket labeled "Kentucky Fried Chicken -- Shelby, Kentucky." But when he called them up, the old man who answered told him all the franchise locations in Thomas' home state of Michigan were sold out. Instead of reaching for the bucket, Thomas drove all the way to Shelby and parked outside the mansion that served as their HQ. It was early and no one was around, so he took a little snooze. He awoke to the Colonel himself rapping on the window, asking him to pull the dandelions. Sanders mistakenly thought Thomas was the gardener, but ever the eager employee, Thomas started doing the job anyway. When the actual gardener showed up, Sanders asked Thomas what he wanted, and Thomas said a KFC in Southwestern Michigan. He got it.