Working at Taco Bell just got a little more enticing as the fast-food chain is now looking to pay its managers $100,000 a year as part of a test project. The company made the announcement on Thursday, along with a series of other initiatives designed to benefit its employees.

Under the new program, general managers of company-owned restaurants in select locations will be offered an annual salary of $100,000. Taco Bell said it is testing the program as it looks to be innovative when supporting its team members.

For employees that are not interested in management roles, Taco Bell is offering its Makers program as a way to “elevate their passion for the brand” while providing leadership experience. And all nationwide employees, starting Jan. 1, will receive at least 24 hours of paid sick time per calendar year.

“It’s no secret that Taco Bell marches to the beat of its own drum, and we provide our fans with unexpected experiences year after year,” Mark King, CEO at Taco Bell, said in a statement. “From the Doritos Locos Taco to the Taco Bell Hotel, we want to continue to lead in creativity on our menus, in our restaurants and beyond.

“As Taco Bell expands its footprint, our responsibility to drive positive impact increases. Our business growth in the last decade has positioned us to create change for good and implement creative solutions for our planet, our people and our food. We're excited to shake things up and make 2020 even more about what matters most: our purpose.”

Taco Bell said the initiatives are expected to enhance its restaurant performance as well as employee satisfaction and worker recruitment and retention.

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A Yum! Brands Inc. Taco Bell is shown in Encinitas, California,U.S., October 3, 2016. Mike Blake/REUTERS