Colonel Harland Sanders the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken is celebrating his 128th birthday and they are celebrating with a contest. Beginning on Sept. 9, parents can submit the name, date and time of their baby Harland’s birth along with their contact information on https://www.kfc.com/babyharland. The site will be live for 30 days, giving parents time to adjust to the newest addition to their family. The baby’s first name must be Harland to qualify, and each entry will be vetted appropriately to ensure that the winning child was in fact (among those who entered) the first Harland born on Sept. 9, 2018. Additional rules and regulations can be found here. As a birthday gift from the Colonel and KFC, the first baby Harland will receive $11,000 (in honor of KFC’s 11 herbs and spices, of course!) to go towards their college education, setting them up for future success
According to the U.S.Social Security Administration, “Harland” ranked #3,257 on the list of most common baby names for 2017. To honor the world’s most famous chicken salesman, continue his namesake and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.
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