In Louisville, Kentucky Colonel Sanders' handwritten recipe for fried chicken was back in its Kentucky home Tuesday after five months in hiding while KFC upgraded security around its top corporate secret, following a terrorist chicken outfit believed to be hired by Popeye's.
A spokesman for Popeyes denies the charge and say the men were working for Churches Fried Chicken."
"They're both wrong", stated one KFC security guard. "I was there and those people were from PETA. We now have proof but I can't fill you in on that."
Officials say nothing went afoul when the secret recipe was returned from an undisclosed location to KFC's headquarters late Monday in a lockbox handcuffed to the wrist of a security consultant.
"We can't say for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was stored at Fort Knox with the gold", stated one police officer who ran his bike beside the vehicle carrying the recipe.
KFC President Roger Eaton was visibly relieved when the door to a new electronic safe was shut with the single sheet of yellowing paper stashed inside. "Mission accomplished," he said.
However, some are saying that this whole thing was put on for show and that the real recipe is either stored in a box somewhere in the 300 underground miles of Mammoth Cave, disguised as a big rock, or else stored in a sealed box inside the Great Pyramid in Egypt as part of the Israeli-Egyptian deal worked out years ago by Jimmy Carter.