Building global, iconic brands people trust and champion
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 53,000 restaurants in more than 155 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. The Company’s family of brands also includes The Habit Burger Grill, a fast-casual restaurant concept specializing in made-to-order chargrilled burgers, sandwiches and more. In 2021, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and was ranked on Newsweek's list of America's Most Responsible Companies.
Since our spin-off from PepsiCo in 1997, we’ve become a truly global company led by approximately 1,500 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.
As we build a world with more Yum!, we’re also sharpening our set of shared values and elevating our brands and business practices through our Recipe for Good, our global citizenship and sustainability strategy. This means listening to and engaging with stakeholders around our three priority areas of Food, Planet and People. We’re on a journey when it comes to our sustainability work and are proud of the progress we’re making on the priority issues that are most material to our business. See how our efforts are being recognized.
We’re also extremely proud of the 1.5 million employees and franchise associates in our system around the globe and the unique culture we’ve built grounded on innovation, inclusion and growth. We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions, encourage ideas from everyone and have actively developed a workforce that is diverse in style and background.
There’s a world of opportunities for Yum!, and we’re confident in our brands’ continued journey ahead.
- Store counts are updated following quarterly earnings and exclude units located on international U.S. Military Bases. Information on this page may contain dated information and should not be relied on as providing accurate or current information. Refer to Yum’s SEC filings and reports under the “Investors” section of our website for the most current information. Country populations obtained from The World Bank.