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[KFC flag] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 April 2016

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KFC has a new commercial which involves hoisting up the corporate flag. YouTube link is:
Darrell Neuman, 7 April 2016

The logo of KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken - has been essentially the same since inception of the brand in 1952: Commissioned lettering (acronym only after 1991) and the likeness of Colonel Harland Sanders, from the neck up. The latter shows on the reported corporate flag video footage.

All variations depict the good Colonel bespectacled, with rakish hair, and smiling, with more or less of a grin, head more or less tilted, always in a bowtie, with some versions of the logo showing a bit of a suit jacket, or a bit of apron. At what passes for the gist of this evolution, although there have been other slight changes and variations.

This photo at (source of a 1970s paper cup was the closest I could find, and still it doesn’t match exactly the one shown on the flag video.

It is a seems to be a 1:2 flag, white with three vertical dark red stripes at the fly (fly edge is red), leaving an oblong white area at the hoist whereon the logo minus its lettering is centered, in black-line. Exact ratio and stripes specs: 15:30 = 15:(20+2+2+2+2+2).

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António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 April 2016

The red and white vertical stripes on the fly of the flag are evocative of the traditional red and white striping of the restaurant's buckets of chicken (see,, and for examples of the striping throughout the years).
Randy Young, 14 April 2016