KFC Brings Back The Real Colonel Sanders As Chain’s Newest Celebrity Ambassador

KFC Brings Back The Real Colonel Sanders As Brand’s Newest Celebrity Ambassador
KFC Brings Back The Real Colonel Sanders As Chain’s Newest Celebrity Ambassador

If KFC‘s newest celebrity Colonel Sanders strikes you as the perfect doppelgänger, that’s because the latest Colonel Sanders is in fact, the man himself – Colonel Harland Sanders.

To bring the original Colonel Sanders back to life in its latest promotion, the chain is using a mix of authentic commercial footage from the ‘60s and ‘70s seamlessly weaved together with new footage made to look old through the magic of technology.

Here’s a look at the first pair of ads they’ve put together featuring the real Colonel along with a cameo appearance by former celebrity Colonel and comedian, Norm MacDonald:

New Contemporary Bucket Design

In addition to the new ad campaign, the chain is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the iconic KFC bucket with the introduction of a contemporary bucket design that pays homage to the brand’s heritage and founder, Colonel Harland Sanders.

NEW KFC 2017 Colonel Sanders Bucket
NEW KFC 2017 Colonel Sanders Bucket

Image – KFC

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