Sales at US KFC restaurants open more than a year grew 11% in the first quarter compared to the same period two years ago, thanks in part to the new item, he said.
Interest in the product, along with tight chicken supply, has made keeping up with demand “our main challenge” for KFC as it enters the second quarter, Gibbs said.
Fans of the sandwich can breathe easy, though. KFC says it’s not running out of chicken.
“We are not currently experiencing shortages of the new KFC Chicken Sandwich,” a KFC spokesperson told CNN Business. “We are working very closely with our supply partners to ensure we can continue to meet that demand.”