Business – Yum! Brands A World with More Yum! Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:42:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Greg Creed, Yum! CEO, Shares His Philosophy On Leadership and Culture With FORTUNE Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:52:55 +0000 ... Read more »]]> In a recent interview with FORTUNE’s Susie Gharib, Greg Creed discusses his approach to leadership and company culture. During the discussion, Greg elaborates on the importance of coming to work as one’s true self and the three key characteristics for successful, effective leaders: smart, heart and courage.

For more insights from Greg, watch the full video on FORTUNE’s website here.

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Greg Creed, Yum! CEO, Talks Business Transformation and Customer Experience with FORTUNE Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:25:26 +0000 ... Read more »]]> Greg Creed was recently interviewed by FORTUNE’s Susie Gharib.  In this short video, Greg shares his perspective on how becoming a ‘relevant, distinctive and easy’ brand fuels the customer experience, and how he believes this will drive the future of Yum! Brands.

For more business insights from Greg, watch the full video on FORTUNE’s website here.

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Yum! Brands Q3 2017 Earnings Infographic Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:34:48 +0000 earnings-graphic

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Yum! Brands Celebrates 20 Years in Business Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:12:47 +0000 ... Read more »]]> Here at Yum! Brands, we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary as a publicly traded NYSE company. What started as a subsidiary of PepsiCo has grown into a company whose three iconic global restaurant brands—KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell—lead the chicken, pizza and Mexican categories worldwide. We’re very proud of that and couldn’t have done it without all of our people.

We also take pride in the fact that we boast nearly 44,000 locations in over 135 countries. This expansion harks back to our mission. We come to work every day with one purpose—to create a world with more Yum!—which means we’ll take a moment to stop and reflect on our two-decade milestone, but will quickly refocus on building the world’s most loved, trusted and fastest growing restaurant brands.

It’s true that we’ve helped to transform the QSR industry over our history. Just two years prior to our 1997 founding, Pizza Hut reinvented the way we think about crust by introducing Stuffed Crust, a pizza positioned to actually be eaten backwards, crust first, and a phenomenon that has stretched all over the world.

And Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Taco still remains one of the top breakthrough innovations in fast food. In 2012, we introduced the crunchy Doritos chip as a hard taco shell. Consumers loved the Taco Bell and Doritos mash-up so much that they bought more than 1 billion of the Doritos Locos Taco in just three years.

KFC, our heritage brand, has managed to look 65 years young by introducing new, southern-inspired regional offerings like the now famous Nashville Hot and Georgia Gold recipes. Plus, there was that time we made sunscreen that smells like our Extra Crispy fried chicken.

But we’re also set to succeed going forward. KFC is a global powerhouse that has nearly 21,000 restaurants worldwide. Pizza Hut is making is easier to get a better pizza with nearly 16,500 restaurants. And Taco Bell is a culture-centric, lifestyle brand with more than 6,500 restaurants and a huge opportunity for international expansion.

And we’ll maintain this growth by transforming to an at least 98 percent franchised model by the end of 2018.

Looking back, we’ve done a lot right, and we’ll continue to do so thanks to our unrivaled culture and talent. Together, with our leadership, employees and franchisees, we’ll create a world with more Yum!.

Here’s to the next 20 years – the best is yet to come!

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Yum! Brands Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the First Time Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:40:21 +0000 ... Read more »]]> Louisville, KY, September 8, 2017 – Yum! Brands has been named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for its ongoing commitment to sustainability. This is the Company’s first time being included on the index, which is regarded as one of the leading sustainability benchmarks among businesses and investors alike.

“We are honored by this recognition which reflects our commitment to being a good corporate citizen focused on building sustainable brands that people trust and champion,” said Marc Kesselman, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Government Affairs Officer for Yum! Brands. “While we’re proud of our accomplishments, we are continuously working to incorporate sustainability in our growth plans,  focusing our efforts on the areas our consumers and stakeholders care about most.”

Since launching in 1999, DJSI has become a leading global index that tracks the sustainability performance of businesses. In collaboration with RobecoSAM, the index assesses and ranks the economic, environmental and social impact of around 3,500 publicly traded companies. View details about the 2017 DJSI here.

More information on Yum! Brands’ responsibility efforts can be found at

About Yum! Brands, Inc.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has nearly 44,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2017, Yum! Brands was named among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over six new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in international retail development.

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Yum! Brands Recognized on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens List Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:05:55 +0000 ... Read more »]]> Yum! Brands has been named one of the top public companies on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens List by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for its ongoing commitment to sustainability.

“We are honored to be recognized by Corporate Responsibility Magazine as one of the year’s top socially and environmentally responsible companies,” said Roger McClendon, Chief Sustainability Officer for Yum! Brands. “This recognition demonstrates our commitment to being a good corporate steward focused on building sustainable brands. We’re on a journey to continuously improve and are making courageous decisions on the commitments our consumers and stakeholders truly care about in our food, people, community and environment.”

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on 260 data elements among seven data categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, and philanthropy and community support. View the full list of companies recognized here.

Yum! Brands has a long standing commitment to building distinctive, relevant brands that people trust and champion, demonstrated through the Company’s recent announcements on Sustainable Sourcing and Supply and Expanded Parental Time-Off.

More information on Yum! Brands’ responsibility efforts can be found at

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Yum! Brands Recognized on FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies List Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:30:44 +0000 ... Read more »]]> about-default-mainYum! Brands has once again been recognized on FORTUNE’s 2017 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies in the food services industry. The list is one of the most respected indicators of corporate performance and reputation. Since 1997, FORTUNE has partnered with Korn Ferry Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, to compile the World’s Most Admired Companies based on the investment value, quality of management and social responsibility. To access the full list, click here.

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KFC South Africa Wins Big at Loerie Awards Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:04:46 +0000 ... Read more »]]>  

2016Loerie Awards

KFC South Africa and Ogilvy & Mather won big at the 2016 Loerie Awards. As the biggest gathering of its industry in Africa Middle East, the Loeries reward and inspire both innovation and relevance across all spheres of brand communication.

KFC South Africa took home 11 awards in total. One grand prix, five gold, one silver, and four bronze awards for six different campaigns across radio, TV, experiential, and digital categories. The team is no stranger to sweeping the Loeries, as this is the second year in a row they won a grand prix!

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Celebrating Space Exploration Day With Pizza Hut Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:00:21 +0000 ... Read more »]]>

In 2001, Pizza Hut became the first restaurant chain in the world to deliver to space! The specially seasoned salami pizza was transported via Russian rocket along with supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Usachov, recorded the world record-setting experience with the first bite of the fastest and farthest traveling Personal Pan Pizza ever!

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Yum! Brands At A Glance Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:43:30 +0000 What does it mean to be one of the world’s largest restaurant companies? Check out the below infographic to learn more about Yum! Brands, parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell:

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