The exterior of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.
KFC Is Behind The Success Of The Spork
By Elias Nash
The unique utensil known as the spork would probably never have gotten where it is today without some help from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The earliest example of a fork-spoon hybrid appears in medieval Europe and has since undergone many variations. However, fast food brought the spork to prominence.
Colonel Sanders, the founder of KFC, was one of the first to recognize the potential in plastic sporks and made it the go-to utensil at all of his restaurants back in the 1970s.
KFC popularized the spork's two-in-one powers, firmly cementing the tool in the zeitgeist and carrying it to iconic status.