After watching this video, I'm perfectly happy to back away slowly without ever learning that secret recipe!
KFC's new virtual reality chicken frying training is compellingly disturbing, with a vaguely evil Colonel Sanders barking orders and encouragement at trainees while they learn the tricks of the trade.
(You're not allowed out of the room until your chicken is fried.)
It's totally unappetising (they obviously think their consumer brand and their employer brand should be separate) and not terribly instructional, but it's certainly a fun way of bringing VR into the training experience.
A way to save on burnt chicken costs in those first 90 days of employment?
The onboarding experience of the future?
Watch the video (preferably not at home alone) and you decide.
According to a KFC spokesperson, though, the VR won’t replace hands-on experience: “The game is intended to supplement the existing Chicken Mastery program, not replace it...This is intended to be a fun way to celebrate the work KFC’s more than 19,000 cooks do every day in every restaurant across the U.S. in an engaging way.”