\" \" Fried chicken might have been perefected in the U.S. but it's popular all over the world. Fried chicken didn't need refrigeration so it was good to carry on a long trip whether by train or car. At age 65, he hit the road selling his fried chicken recipe and the right to use the name \"Kentucky Fried Chicken\" to businesses in exchange for a 5 cent royalty on every chicken sold. Fried Chicken Is a Global ThingKFC made Southern fried chicken a worldwide phenomenon — even though, as we said earlier, the dish had roots in other countries. There are Korean fried chicken chains and a Guatemalan fried chicken chain, Pollo Campero, in the U.S. And home cooks can make fried chicken dishes like Ayam Goreng from Indonesia and pollo frito from Italy.