How William Kellogg Went from Broom Salesman to Cereal Kingpin
The unlikely true tale of the man behind your Corn Flakes
William Keith Kellogg, the man who made Kellogg's Corn Flakes into an American institution, wasn't a chef or a food scientist. In fact, he started out as a broom salesman and made his greatest invention while working in a sanitarium. Here's the unusual origin story of your breakfast treat.