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Philip Friedman Named Chairman of Brandstand Group

Brandstand Group announced today that Philip Friedman, former CEO and president of McAlister’s Deli and current CEO of Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, has been named chairman of the board of directors at Brandstand Group, a premier restaurant brand marketing and communication firm.

Previously, Friedman served as Brandstand’s vice chairman.

Tim Tebow to Read to Children Nationwide

The stage is set for superstar quarterback Tim Tebow to deliver one of his clutch performances that will benefit young readers across the country.

Tim has partnered with BOOK IT!, the reading incentive program sponsored by Pizza Hut, to host America's Biggest Storytime, an annual celebrity webcast to motivate children to read more and to help develop a lifelong love of reading.

China Continues to Be Major Engine for Yum Growth

With more than half of Yum! Brands' profits now derived from stores in 73 emerging countries outside the U.S., Yum CEO David Novak said the company sees global growth as one of its biggest opportunities in 2012.

Novak said that China in particular is “the best restaurant growth opportunity of the 21st Century."

Pizza Hut to Serve 16 Million Slices on Super Sunday

When teams from New York and New England meet on the gridiron in Indianapolis this Sunday, professional football’s ultimate crown will be on the line. 

And when it comes to choosing a meal for the Big Game, fans across the nation will look to Pizza Hut to deliver a championship spread just in time for kickoff. This year for the Big Game, Pizza Hut is expecting to surpass 2 million pizzas sold–more than 16 million slices–making it the chain’s busiest day of the year.

36 Pizza Hut Units Change Hands

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Consistent with NPC International, Inc.’s objective to continue its growth within the Pizza Hut system, NPC announced that it had entered into an Asset Sale Agreement with Pizza Hut, Inc. and affiliates. 

Through this, NPC has agreed to purchase from PHI 36 Pizza Hut units for $18.8 million in cash, plus an additional amount for inventory, prepaids, and store cash.

The units being acquired include five fee-owned locations.

This acquisition will be funded with available cash on hand and borrowings from the Company’s $100.0 million revolving credit facility.

Subway Tops 2011 in Consumer Buzz

YouGov’s BrandIndex looked back at 2011 to determine which U.S. brands had the greatest buzz.

Not only was Subway the 2011 Buzz leader amongst quick-serves, but Subway also had the No. 1 Buzz score amongst the entire BrandIndex universe. Two of the top 5 quick-serve brands, meanwhile, were pizza brands, with Papa John’s at No. 3 and Pizza Hut coming in at No. 4.

The quick-serve sector featured only two brands that improved by more than one point, and the largest improver (McDonald’s) climbed only 1.2 points in 2011, in terms of buzz when compared to 2010.

Sing a Song About Pizza Hut's $10 Deal, Star in a TV Spot

Pizza Hut is ringing in the New Year by bringing back its famous $10 Any Pizza deal. To celebrate in style, Pizza Hut launched a new TV ad that sings the praises of the deal, reminding consumers that they can get any size, any crust, and any toppings for just $10 .

"The $10 Any deal is such an unbelievable value on the best tasting pizzas around, that it has our customers singing," says Kurt Kane, Pizza Hut CMO. "So, we're taking it a step further and asking our fans to 'top this' by sending us their own renditions of the song for the chance to be in our next ad."

Tebow Will Lend Winning Ways to Pizza Hut's BOOK IT!

Tim Tebow will channel his passion for winning on the football field to help Pizza Hut and the BOOK IT! Reading Program motivate children to read more and develop a lifelong love of reading. On February 15, Tebow will host the fifth America’s Biggest Storytime event, where he will read his favorite childhood book, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, to youngsters across the globe via the Web.