Colonel Sanchez (Maiden, NC)

3 Hermanos Mexican Grill opened in May of 2017 in a former KFC in Maiden, NC. While the place no longer resembles a KFC, one piece remaine...



3 Hermanos Mexican Grill opened in May of 2017 in a former KFC in Maiden, NC. While the place no longer resembles a KFC, one piece remained from its previous tenant: two large images of Colonel Sanders etched into the front windows. According to manager Ricardo Fuentes, 3 Hermanos had planned to remove them, but customers liked them and encouraged 3 Hermanos to put sombreros on the Colonels. They hired ASR Graphics' Aaron Rufty to paint a new mustache, a sombrero, and a serape on each Colonel Sanders.

When asked if they renamed the new creation, Fuentes stated that soon after it had been completed, the repurposed Colonel went viral on Facebook at the hands of The Tasteless Gentlemen, who dubbed the updated KFC icon Colonel Sanchez.

And the name stuck. Some folks even refer to the restaurant by this name.


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GPS Coordinates: (35.577022, -81.213781)
Location: 11 North Carolina Avenue, Maiden

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