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Yum! Expands Global Health and Safety Measures to Protect Employees

We’re incredibly grateful for KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill restaurant team members for serving customers and feeding communities during this challenging time. Our restaurant team members are the heart of our business and their health and safety is our top priority. After closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19, we’re expanding our global health and safety measures following guidance from public health authorities worldwide, including new recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to further protect our people, customers and brands.

Yum! Brands expands efforts to support restaurant general managers and employees across the globe impacted by COVID-19

As recognition for the vital role that our Restaurant General Mangers (RGMs) play in inspiring and leading successful restaurant teams, Yum! Brands has announced a one-time $1,000 bonus for nearly 1,200 RGMs at company-owned KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill restaurants around the world.


Louisville, Kentucky, March 25, 2020 – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today provided an update on the next phase of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


We’re monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, supporting our franchisees, thinking ahead and making sure we have the best plans in place to protect our people and customers, as their health and safety is our number one priority.


As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation continues to rapidly evolve, we know it is increasingly top of mind for our employees, franchisees and customers around the world. Our number one priority right now – and always – is the health and safety of our employees, franchisees and customers.

Serving customers safely

The Habit burger Grill CEO Russ Bendel on the chain's new normal in a post-pandemic world

The Habit Burger Grill CEO Russ Bendel talks about initiatives and strategies to ensure safety for employees and customers in an exclusive video interview with Nation's Restaurant News.

Taco Bell turns its Southern California headquarters into a giant drive-thru for large essential vehicles

Taco Bell is finding new ways to feed more people during the COVID-19 pandemic with its new "Truck-Thru" on April 24 and May 1. The brand is turning its Irvine, California, HQ into a drive-thru for large vehicles driven by essential workers who normally cannot fit through a traditional drive-thru lane.

Pizza Hut U.S. launches its contactless curbside pickup and introduces new safety procedures

Pizza Hut U.S. is launching its easy, contactless curbside pickup at participating restaurants nationwide and introducing new recommended safety procedures to double down on its efforts to keep team members and customers safe.

Yum! Brands expands global health and safety measures to protect employees and serve customers safely

KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill continue to be focused on making food available safely and with low contact through drive-thru, carryout, curbside pick-up, where available, and Contactless Delivery. We are using our global scale and industry expertise to continue to evolve and refine our practices based on the latest guidance and shifting consumer expectations, including implementing physical distancing measures in the restaurants where possible.

Yum! Brands is keeping restaurant open safely and serving food people trust

Yum! Brands' number one priority is the healthy and safety of our customers, employees and franchisees.

Supporting employees

KFC U.S. franchisees and KFC Foundation are providing $500,000 worth of groceries to team members across the country

KFC franchisees have joined forces to create a Grocery Assistance Fund through the KFC Foundation, which will provide $100 grocery gift cards to thousands of U.S. employees, across more than 4,000 U.S. KFC restaurants.

Taco Bell Guatemala provides transportation for 600 employees

A Taco Bell franchisee in Guatemala is keeping team members safe by providing transportation to and from work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Yum! Brands launches a global medical relief fund to support restaurant employees who are impacted by COVID-19

Yum! Brands is launching a global medical relief fund to provide financial support for restaurant employees at company and franchise-owned stores who are diagnosed with or who are caring for someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill enhances safety measures for restaurant team members

KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill enhances safety measures for restaurant team members by making thermometers available and requiring personal protective equipment, like masks and gloves, in all our U.S. restaurants and internationally.

Giving back to communities

KFC South Africa hosts an Add Hope Live concert benefit to aid COVID-19 relief efforts

KFC South Africa organized an Add Hope Live concert to bring everyone together and help raise funds during these challenging times.

Taco Bell and basketball team, The San Antonio Spurs, partners to deliver foods to local healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

One of Taco Bell’s franchisees, Peterson Burge Enterprise, partners with the basketball team, San Antonio Spurs, to deliver 1,200 free meals to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pizza Hut U.S. launches its Read & Feed Program to donate to students and educators impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Pizza Hut U.S. launches its Read & Feed Program to donate 250,000 Personal Pan Pizzas and make $500,000 in grants to educators through its nonprofit partner, First Book, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Habit Burger Grill is serving healthcare workers free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Habit Burger Grill is deploying its food trucks to serve over 8,000 meals to healthcare workers throughout California during the COVID-19 pandemic

KFC U.S. partners with Blessings in a Backpack to prevent child hunger during school closures

KFC U.S. donated $400,000 to Blessings in a Backpack, which will go directly to provide pre-packed “Blessings Bags” filled with food that will help feed 100,000 school children to keep them from going hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

KFC and Pizza Hut Malaysia donate more than 10,780 meals nationwide

The operator of KFC and Pizza Hut in Malaysia, QSR Brands Holdings, supports front-line workers, university students and under-served communities at more than 100 locations across its 13 states.