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New KFC VR Training Game Brings Horror Into The Workplace

New KFC VR Training Game Brings Horror Into The Workplace

KFC is using VR technology to train its employees on how to make Original Recipe fried chicken, which the food chain claims to be "an entirely unique, hands-on and modern way".

In a press release sent out to overseas media, Kentucky Fried Chicken has announced that it is using a Virtual Reality Fried Chicken Cooking simulator in order to train staff. Sanders tells players that they'll never be able to leave until they master the five steps of preparing chicken - inspect, rinse, bread, tray, and fry.

"In 1940 the Colonel was just one man frying chicken by hand. Now we have almost 19,000 trained cooks across the US, but they're still doing it by hand", said George Felix, director of advertising for KFC US, in a statement. "KFC will provide yet another platform for training by bringing the VR simulation technology to its regional general manager training classes, quarterly franchise meetings, and employee onboarding".

Why is KFC using such a odd training game?




A KFC spokesperson told Eater, "The game is meant to supplement the existing Chicken Mastery program, not replace it".

KFC said that it takes about 25 minutes to show employees how to fry chicken, but the virtual reality program only takes 10 minutes, which presumably speeds up training for the fast food company's thousands of employees. Perhaps the scariest part was handling raw chicken, but KFC provided gloves, as well as hairnets and aprons with KFC-cook-in-training name badges.

Although, to be fair, the YouTube clips arguably make it appear more ominous than it really is.

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