New York (CNN Business)America can't get enough chicken sandwiches. That's great news for KFC, which launched a new one earlier this year.
KFC's parent company Yum Brands said Wednesday that the sandwich -- which is made with an extra crispy chicken filet on a buttered brioche bun with pickles and spicy or classic mayonnaise -- has been a success so far.
"Our sandwich is performing at more than twice the volumes of our prior US sandwich launches," Yum (YUM) CEO David Gibbs said during an analyst call discussing earnings. "Customers are loving the product and coming back more frequently for it."
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.