Famous Recognition Culture

Recognition is an integral part of our culture — we celebrate things big and small. In fact, "We love celebrating the achievement of others and have lots of fun doing it!" is one of our How We Win Together2 principles and the reason our culture is brimming with positive energy, teamwork, and fun.

We believe that our customers' experience will never exceed that of our team members. For that reason, our Dynasty Model starts with our people. We know that people don't just play a role in our success – they are the reason for our success. Our corporate values – what we call our How We Win Together principles – are built around a "People Capability First" philosophy and lay the groundwork for the way we team together every day.

Chairman and CEO David Novak personally models a recognition culture in a light hearted way with his own "Yum! Award" — a set of chomping dentures with legs given to all those who "walk the talk" of leadership. All leaders in the company have their own personal recognition awards, which has resulted in such highly prestigious honors as the "Big Cheese" hat recognition at Pizza Hut, the "Warp Speed" award at KFC, "Sauce Packet" at Taco Bell, and the "Big Leap Award" at Yum! Restaurants International.

To the right are a few examples of different Yum! recognition awards and their recipients.