SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A handwritten note found in the basement of a home once owned by Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Harland Sanders does not contain his secret recipe, KFC said Monday.
Restaurateurs Tommy and Cherry Settle, who bought the home in the 1970s, found the leather-bound 1964 datebook 16 months ago. They said it contained a recipe listing 11 herbs and spices in specific proportions.
Tommy Settle wanted to authenticate the recipe in hopes of selling the book to a collector, and contacted KFC, said the Settles' attorney, Glenn Cohen.
KFC responded last week by suing for possession of the book and recipe. It dropped the lawsuit Monday after concluding the recipe wasn't even close to the Colonel's original recipe.
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