KFC’s spicy chicken sandwich, The Zinger, has been a mainstay in their restaurants since 1984. The popular sandwich has been enjoyed in over 100 countries around the world. And after 33 years, The Zinger is finally coming to the United States.
In case you haven’t been to a KFC in another country, the sandwich itself is made from a spicy chicken breast that’s 100% chicken. It also comes with standard fixings like lettuce, tomato and mayo on a sesame seed bun. It sounds good but it also sounds like every other spicy chicken sandwich every other fast food place has.
So while KFC has finally brought this sandwich to the States, is it too little too late? Will The Zinger fail to impact a marketplace that has many spicy chicken sandwiches? They apparently have some fans, who are already stoked at the news.
Y'all pray for me. Nothing is wrong with me, but KFC is about to debut the zinger sandwich in the United States and I'm about to lose it.
— Khamisi K Campbell (@KhamisiC) April 20, 2017
Hold up, KFC changing the game if they really brought the zinger to America
— KnicksDraftDennis (@EasilyUpsetFemi) April 20, 2017
Enjoying a Zinger burger @kfc it was good I think I inhaled it yummo 😳
— shelly richardson (@mishelly2810) April 20, 2017
— Matthew L. Rogers (@mlr120179) April 19, 2017
It’s not exactly known why KFC has waited this long to bring in a popular sandwich to one of their largest markets but I guess there’s no time like the present. Now to figure out who they will get to play Colonel Sanders for their ads. I suggest Jason Alexander solely for his “jerk store” zinger.
Yes, of course he’s hot in that suit. But never mind that. He’s focused on a mission to launch the Zinger chicken sandwich. pic.twitter.com/m2sG7eH3UP
— KFC (@kfc) April 20, 2017
Given what KFC tweeted about their new astronaut themed ad campaign, the general consensus in the replies seem to be that it’s Rob Lowe. The Zinger will be available in U.S. KFC’s April 24. I love spicy food so you bet I’ll be trying this.
[Uproxx/Photo: KFC Australia]