Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 49,000 restaurants in more than 145 countries and territories primarily operating the company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over eight new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development. In 2018, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and ranked among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. In 2019, Yum! Brands was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second consecutive year.
Since our spin-off from PepsiCo in 1997, we’ve become a truly global company led by over 2,000 world-class franchisees. In 2016, we successfully spun off our China business as an independent, publicly traded company and announced our Recipe for Growth, our multi-year growth strategy to become more focused, more franchised and more efficient.
Our Recipe for Growth strategy includes four growth drivers and is the foundation on which our sustainable, long-term results are built. These drivers will allow us to keep our promises to serve delicious food, make our food accessible to customers, give employees a place to grow and make a difference, offer opportunities for franchisees and deliver strong returns and long-term value. These growth capabilities are the key drivers of same-store sales and net-new unit growth and serve as our guiding principles in all business decisions.
KFC is a global chicken restaurant brand with a rich, decades-long history of success and innovation. It all started with one cook, Colonel Harland Sanders, who created a finger lickin’ good recipe more than 75 years ago—a list of 11 secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of his kitchen door. Today, we still follow his formula for success, with real cooks breading and freshly preparing our delicious chicken by hand in more than 23,000 restaurants in over 135 countries and territories around the world.
Colonel Sanders was a born innovator and founded KFC on values like hard work, hospitality and generosity that still live large in the KFC brand today. We believe in making chicken the right way, by using quality ingredients and freshly preparing them by hand every day. We also proudly welcome everyone to enjoy a seat at our table. From our more than 800,000 Team Members to our guests around the world, KFC treats everyone with generosity and like family.
We are grounded in our heritage but looking forward to the future. KFC is always evolving to make it easier for our guests to enjoy our chicken. We do this through digital innovation and building new restaurants with our valued franchise partners. In fact, every six hours, a new KFC restaurant opens somewhere in the world. As we grow, KFC is committed to doing so responsibly through commitments like our 2025 global plastic packaging goal, the realization of our 2018 commitment to stop purchasing chicken raised with antibiotics important to human medicine in the US and the KFC Harvest program, which to date has donated over 80 million pounds of food to our local communities around the world.
From KFC’s world famous Original Recipe to our new signature flavors and formats, we are about making the most craveable, Colonel-inspired chicken in the world, the right way. If it’s not finger lickin’ good, it’s not us. And with the help of incredible franchise partners around the world, we’ll continue to be one of the fastest growing retail brands globally, both in emerging and developed markets alike.
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More than 60 years ago, the Carney brothers borrowed $600 from their mom and set out to change the way the world experienced pizza. From our modest beginnings in 1958, Pizza Hut has grown to become the largest pizza company in the world. We have more than 18,000 restaurants in over 100 countries. No matter where you find us, we’re making sure each meal our customers enjoy is delicious, bold, and one-of-a-kind.
We don’t just make pizza. We make people’s days. Pizza Hut was built on the belief that pizza night should be special, and we carry that belief into everything we do. We deliver more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. A true innovator in the pizza category, we were not only the first to provide America with Pan Pizza, but we were also the first ever to deliver pizza in space! We understand how to best serve our customers through tried and true service principles. We create food we’re proud to serve and deliver it fast, with a smile.
All of this is made possible by unlocking the potential of our team members. We promise that at Pizza Hut, you can become your best, make friends and have fun. Because we’re the pizza company that lives life unboxed.
And yes, we’re pizza people. But we’re also human people; we lead with our hearts and believe in giving back to the global community. Our global commitment through Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project is to help 100 million people around the world unlock their potential through literacy and reading. Already through the U.S. BOOK IT! Program, Pizza Hut encourages more than 14 million students and 37,000 K-6 in the U.S. each year to read by rewarding their reading accomplishments with praise, recognition and pizza.
We’re also focused on reducing food waste and fighting hunger in the communities we serve through our Harvest Program. Since 1992, Harvest has donated over 100 million pounds of food to local communities.
To learn more about Pizza Hut, please visit www.pizzahut.com.
At Taco Bell, we’ve had innovation on our mind since Glen Bell started serving tacos at the first location in 1962 in Downey, California. Since then, we’ve grown to be a culture-centric, lifestyle brand that provides craveable, affordable Mexican-inspired food with bold flavors. Not only do we provide breakthrough value, we offer quality ingredients and are the first QSR restaurant to offer American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified menu items.
Taco Bell and our more than 350 franchise organizations operate over 7,000 restaurants that serve more than 40 million customers each week in the U.S. Internationally, the brand is growing with nearly 500 restaurants across almost 30 countries across the globe.
We provide educational opportunities and serve the community through our nonprofit organization, the Taco Bell Foundation, and support fans and team members with their passions through programs such as the Live Más Scholarship. We provide access to sports, gaming and new music through our Feed The Beat program.
Outside of our restaurants, fans can access Taco Bell through our mobile app, desktop on Ta.co and delivery through our partnership with Grubhub. Taco Bell became the first QSR to launch a mobile app in U.S. restaurants for both drive-thru and dining orders. In 2016, we were named as one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World.
To learn more about Taco Bell, please visit www.tacobell.com.