KFC Bringing Zinger Spicy Chicken To U.S. Menus
KFC is making changes to its U.S. menu yet again.
Its popular Zinger spicy chicken sandwich, which was only available at the company's international locations, is now available at its U.S. locations.
The Zinger is comprised of a 100% chicken breast filet, which has been double hand-breaded and fried to a rich golden brown. It comes with the Colonel's mayonnaise and lettuce on a toasted sesame seed bun.
It'll be the company's first fried chicken sandwich to be made in-house, by hand every day using poultry sourced from U.S. farms only. KFC has been working hard to use all chicken that's been raised without antibiotics in their food.
KFC U.S. President and Chief Concept Officer Kevin Hochman said the company had worked hard for two years to make this happen, spending $80 million to upgrade the backhouse equipment. It's also spent a better part of a year training its staff to make the fried chicken sandwich quickly. He said, in order to win the over the lunchtime crowd, they have to be fast.
The sandwich was first offered in 1984 in Trinidad and Tobago - it's currently available in 120 countries.
KFC said the sandwich has sold more in Australia, India and the UK than any other location. Australians tend to consume 22 million Zingers every year.
Of course, the spicy sandwich isn't the only new menu addition. The chain revealed a sweet and spicy chicken with the Tennessee Classic - Nashville Hot Chicken. It also introduced the Georgia Gold Honey Mustard Barbecue chicken - a sweeter chicken for people who's not into spicy.
The Zinger can be included in the $5 Fill-Up Combo meal, which includes a sandwich, chocolate chip cookie, potato wedges and medium drink. Or, it can be purchased alone.