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Want to make big money? Work at Taco Bell

The fast food Tex-Mex chain is paying some managers $100,000 a year.
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, customers line up at a Taco Bell restaurant inside Miami International Airport in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When you think about high paying professions, fast food rarely comes to mind – but Taco Bell wants to change that.

Bloomberg reported the Tex-Mex chain is cooking up $100,000/year salaries for some of its company-owned restaurants.

According to USA Today, those managers usually make anywhere from $50,000 to $80,000.

"Through these initiatives, Taco Bell aims to enhance restaurant performance, employee satisfaction and support recruitment and retention,'' said a Yum! Brands Inc. representative to USA Today.

But the bosses aren’t the only ones cashing in on the corporate gravy train. MarketWatch reports all employees will get 24 hours of paid sick time per year after 90 days on the job.

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This Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, photo shows a Taco Bell restaurant in Metairie, La. Yum Brands Inc. reports earnings, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

That is not common for hourly fast food workers.

While Taco Bell hopes higher pay and better benefits will improve employee morale, and elevate the customer experience, the company still lags behind one popular chain.

According to MarketWatch, some In-N-Out Burger managers make $160,000 a year.

Bloomberg says Taco Bell is going to test out its higher salaries for managers at restaurants across the Midwest and northeast before taking them nationwide.

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