KFC's Zinger is coming to America

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The spicy chicken sandwich has been sold around the globe since its creation in 1984. 
 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Zinger spicy chicken sandwich, a popular menu item at KFC restaurants in more than 120 countries around the world, is coming to America. The sandwich is a breaded and fried chicken breast filet served with lettuce and mayonnaise on a toasted sesame seed bun. The Zinger will be available in participating US restaurants beginning April 24.

"A freshly breaded chicken sandwich, made by hand every day of the week, will be more juicy and crunchy than one that's made in a factory and frozen," said Kevin Hochman, president and chief concept officer for KFC US. "Making our Zinger the Hard Way is what makes it the bestselling KFC sandwich in 120 countries and soon, the best seller in America."

The Zinger sandwich was first introduced in Trinidad and Tobago in 1984. In many countries, the term “Zinger” is often synonymous with a fried chicken sandwich. More Zingers are sold in UK, India and Australia, than in any other country – Australia alone sells 22 million Zingers each year.

KFC's US Zinger debut is part of the brand's menu innovations. The Zinger will be sold as an individual sandwich or in a popular $5 Fill Up combo meal. The Zinger $5 Fill Up includes a Zinger sandwich, wedges, a medium drink and a chocolate chip cookie.

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By R Kennedy 4/18/2017 5:50:09 AM
I remember eating this as a kid (about 15-20 years ago). We still have it in Australia. But they changed it over 5 years ago. They aren't hot anymore, the chicken is dry and the coating is like cardboard. Oh...and they made it a lot smaller (but more expensive of course). So enjoy it America, while its still yummy and new...but be prepared for it to go downhill. Same with their Hot N spicy. Used to LOVE it...now its just gross. (the wicked wings are the closest thing to what their hot n spicy used to be so I have to have that now).