1952-1969 EditThe first bucket featured Colonel Sanders' head and brown bar with the "Kentucky Fried Chicken" name on it.
The Colonel's head was redesigned, and the brown bar was dropped. Red stripes, which KFC's bucket is currently known for, were added.
In 1978, the Colonel's head had thicker outlines and the Kentucky Fried Chicken name was in ITC American Typewriter Condensed.
It was simply a white background with the logo used a the time.
A red background with a redesigned Colonel Sanders, now looking more like the actual man himself, with blue shades all over.
The Colonel was redesigned and now given an apron. The KFC name was replaced with the Kentucky Fried Chicken name from the 1950s.
To promote a new product, Kentucky Grilled Chicken, the KFC name and the background were swapped, and the "Fried" part was replaced with "Grilled."
The Colonel appears at center; between both sides of him are a red background with the KFC name, and a white background with the KGC name.
The Colonel is now placed on a white circle with the phrase "Freshly Prepared". The only text we see is the KFC name. At center is two pieces of chicken. Below are two circles that say "Hand Breaded", "Freshly Cooked", and "Prepared in Our Kitchens".
This bucket has the slogan, "#HowDoYouKFC"
This bucket marks the return of the classic red-and-white striped bucket from the 1970s, with the current incarnation of Colonel Sanders' head at center and the KFC name below him.
When KFC brought back the Colonel in 2015, the "Kentucky Fried Chicken" name was also brought back too, placed together with the KFC name. Bucket lids had one of these fake, no-nonsense quotes made up by the Colonel:
- "There are a few problems a bucket of fried chicken can't solve."
- "Question all things that don't come in a bucket."
- "Just don't lick those fingers after applying sunscreen."
As part of something called Re-Colonelization, the KFC name was ideologically dropped, and replaced with the Kentucky Fried Chicken name, thus making it completely like how it was from the 1970s.