American fast food restaurant chain KFC has started testing a new revamped version of its chicken sandwich.

The new menu item will be tested in 15 locations in Florida, US, for 26 days or until supplies last.

According to a Reuters report, the new chicken sandwich has a brioche bun with a larger fried chicken filet and thicker pickle slices compared to earlier offerings.

The revamped offering has a 20% larger, double-breaded, crispy chicken filet compared to the currently available sandwich.

KFC US chief marketing officer Andrea Zahumensky said: “We knew an upgrade was necessary, so we painstakingly selected each ingredient to create a bigger, better and more premium sandwich than ever.”

If the trials are successful, the fast food restaurant chain plans to launch the new product across all restaurants.

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The introduction of the fried chicken sandwiches is expected to boost businesses for the restaurant chain as the sales have stagnated due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic.

Zahumensky told the news agency that KFC started working last year to overhaul its existing chicken sandwich offering.

Last year, the company also trialled a plant-based chicken in one of its US stores.

A subsidiary of Yum! Brands, KFC specialises in selling fried chicken, sandwiches, wraps, salads and desserts.

Currently, the company has nearly 23,000 locations across 135 countries and territories around the world.