$500 KFC Chicken Reward for Colonel's Head

KFC is hoping the folks who ran off with a bronze bust of Colonel Harland Sanders have big appetites.

The chicken giant is offering $500 worth of grilled chicken as a reward for information leading to the return of the bust that was taken from a Berea KFC last month.

KFC spokesman Rick Maynard says the chain considered offering cash, "but we think KFC's world-famous chicken is a better motivator than money."

Rhonda Hall, assistant manager at the Berea location, told CBS Affiliate WKYT that while staff were cleaning the dining room the bust, resting beneath a painting of the company's founder, disappeared.

The bust is valued at $1,200.

"I thought it was pretty neat they had the statue of his head," one young customer, Dayna Miller, told WKYT correspondent Cheryl Glassford.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports four young men who left in a silver passenger car were the only customers during the time frame that the bust disappeared.

Anyone with information can contact Berea police at (859) 986-8456.

"If anyone knows anything, we'd really like to have it back in the store," said Hall.


Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App