Anniversary – Yum! Brands A World with More Yum! Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:42:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Yum! Brands Raises 18,000 Pounds of Food for Local Community in Celebration of 18th Anniversary Fri, 30 Oct 2015 20:28:44 +0000 ... Read more »]]>

Friday, October 30, 2015

Last month, Yum! Brands reached its goal and raised over 18,000 pounds of food for the Dare to Care Food Bank in the Company’s hometown, Louisville, KY. This would not have been possible without a huge response from the community and the Company’s partners. We are extremely proud of our associates who shared their Huge Hearts by volunteering nearly 350 hours in honor of our company’s anniversary. Thank you to all who donated, volunteered and supported this wonderful celebration of compassion for our hometown community.

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Yum! Brands to Celebrate 18th Anniversary of Founders’ Day With Local Canned Food Drive Tue, 22 Sep 2015 20:30:59 +0000 ... Read more »]]> Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In October 1997, PepsiCo spun off its three restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – to form a new company based out of Louisville, KY. 18 years later, Yum! Brands is one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with more than 41,000 restaurants in over 125 countries around the globe. We are a company with a Huge Heart and are proud to support the Louisville, KY community in the areas of hunger relief, arts and culture, human and social services.

This year, we are celebrating our 18th anniversary on Friday, October 9th from 5:00 AM – 5:30 PM EST with a Red vs Blue Hunger “Drive-Thru” benefitting Dare to Care Food Bank. Bring at least 18 canned goods, in celebration of our 18th anniversary, and you will be entered into a drawing for either UK or UL basketball tickets. We will also be hosting Kentucky Sports Radio and the Afternoon Underdogs live on campus and will draw for the tickets on-air at Noon and 5:30 PM EST, respectively.

Former UK and UL athletes will be on-hand to help us greet the community and sort canned goods. The Hi-Five Donut truck will also be onsite serving up complimentary donuts between 10:00 AM – Noon. Join us Friday, October 9th to celebrate Yum! Brands’ 18th anniversary by helping us reach our goal of 18,000 cans for Dare to Care Food Bank.

What: Red vs Blue Hunger “Drive-Thru” benefitting Dare to Care Food Bank
Where: Yum! Brands, 1441 Gardiner Lane Louisville, KY 40213
When: Friday, October 9th 5:00 AM – 5:30 PM
GOAL: 18,000 cans (18 cans = Eligible for UK & UL ticket drawing)

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Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program Celebrates 30th Anniversary by Awarding a Kindergartener $30,000 College Fund Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:38:36 +0000 ... Read more »]]> Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT!, the longest-running children’s literacy program in the U.S., is celebrating its 30th anniversary of inspiring a love of reading among young people by giving one lucky child $30,000 towards their college education. The randomly selected winner of the BOOK IT! Giveaway was Courtney Abbott, Kindergartener from Madison, Wisconsin. Courtney reached her goal of reading 20 books a month for 6 months – reading a total of 120 books!

To celebrate the occasion, Pizza Hut of Southern Wisconsin hosted a pizza party for students at the Glenn Stephens Elementary school where they presented Courtney and her family with a check for the $30,000 College Fund.

To continue its Anniversary celebration, Pizza Hut named Restaurant General Manager (RGM) Kristy Monahan Smith of Carrollton, Missouri the Connect with Effect: BOOK IT! Champion. This award recognizes and celebrates the Pizza Hut RGM who consistently goes above and beyond in their commitment to the BOOK IT! Program. This individual is a role model in his or her restaurant and community for actively recognizing students for meeting reading goals, partnering with schools to support reading and other school-related initiatives. This RGM is someone who we believe sets the standard for celebrating reading with flavorful moments at Pizza Hut! Congratulations to Kristy on the recognition for being a true BOOK IT! Champion!

To learn more about the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! program, visit

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