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Now this is a proper food R&D budget!

KFC, a unit of Yum! Brands (YUM), announced Monday that they have spent nearly $80 million to create a new chicken sandwich in order to drum up sales.

“The Zinger”, the first fried chicken sandwich to be made by hand, daily in-house, has been in the works for years.

“We have been actually working on this for two years, we spent $80 million dollars upgrading our back house equipment and we spent the last six months re-training all of our staff on how to make a fried chicken sandwich fast because ultimately at lunch, we have to win on speed,” Kevin Hochman, president and chief concept officer for KFC U.S., told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney.

READ FULL ARTICLE AT: https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/04/17/why-kfc-spent-80-million-creating-this-sandwich.html

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