Yum! Brands

December 2012

They open and close the store and keep it running in the time between. They cook and serve your food, operate your drive thru, and even empty the trash and clean the bathrooms.

But most importantly, your crewmembers are the ones who represent your brand to the customer, and they can...

In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, World Food Program USA honored David Novak, Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands and Christina Aguilera, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger with the George McGovern Leadership Award.

October 2012

For years, barcode technology has been commonplace in the retail sector, where it’s used to gather information about products, sales, and even consumer trends at various transaction points. But now, due to a major standardization initiative and broadening food-safety concerns, the same...

Yum! Brands announced that Yum! China Division has recently opened its 4,000th KFC restaurant located in Dalian, China.

The milestone commemorates the company’s 25th anniversary in China, highlighting Yum! Brands’ leading position and rapid growth as...

Yum! Brands, the world's largest restaurant company and parent of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, announced that its “Taking People With You employee leadership training program has received a “Gold Award for Excellence” in the category of custom content from...

Yum! Brands Asian markets continue to surge, fueled by red-hot growth, said CEO David C. Novak during the company’s second-quarter earnings call on July 19th. Taco Bell, with a 13 percent increase in same-store sales, continues to be the most profitable brand for the company’s U...

SONIC welcomes two new members to its Oklahoma City corporate leadership team as part of a continued effort to build upon positive momentum for the brand: Mike Gallagher, vice president of market planning and franchising, and Todd Smith, vice president of marketing.

May 2012

The photos are the first thing people notice when they walk into David Novak’s office.

Hundreds of pictures cover the walls and even the ceiling. They show Novak, Yum! Brands Inc.’s chairman and CEO, with smiling restaurant managers, office staffers, and other employees...

During his company’s first-quarter earnings call today, Yum! Brands CEO David Novak sounded a now-familiar refrain, once again lauding the company’s wildly successful international markets...

April 2012

Quick-serve executives have a wide range of leadership strategies. While some believe that leading from behind the doors of their corner office is a suitable way to grow a business, others have found that the only path to success is leading by example and inspiring employees to be the best they...

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...

February 2012

QSR has been reporting on the largest companies in the quick-service segment for nearly 15 years. For many of those years (now more than a decade), we’ve also delivered a top-level ranking called the QSR 50 each August.

The Wendy’s Company today announced the appointment of R. Scott Toop, 57, as senior vice president, general counsel, secretary, and a member of its Executive Leadership Team, effective today. Toop will report to Wendy’s President and Chief Executive Officer Emil Brolick.

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December 2011

1. Roark Capital Buys Arby’s

With concerns about the economy running high, restaurant industry mergers and acquisitions dipped noticeably...

Yum! Brands Inc. announced it has reorganized its Yum! Restaurants International division (YRI) to continue to drive aggressive international expansion and build strong brands globally.

The company also announced that Micky Pant was promoted to chief executive officer of YRI, replacing...

NASCAR driver David Gilliland was on the fast track to share the Yum! Brands, Inc. World Hunger Relief message last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Gilliland’s No. 34 Ford Fusion sported the World Hunger Relief logos and decals from Yum! Brands, Inc., KFC, Pizza Hut, and...

In an industry where domestic growth has been elusive, U.S.-based restaurant chains are attempting to evolve into truly global brands, reaching emerging markets where less industry saturation and competition exists. As chains seek to establish footholds in these untapped markets, they are...

Food News Media, parent of QSR and sister publication RMGTmagazine.com, debuts a new series of newscasts, Fresh Bytes, designed to get you up to date on all of the latest industry news. Stay tuned to QSRmagazine.com and RMGTmagazine.com for...

A KFC restaurant in Indianapolis was awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC’s rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient and high performing buildings.

The Wendy’s Company announced that Emil J. Brolick will join Wendy’s as president and CEO, effective September 12. Brolick, who will relocate to the Dublin, Ohio, area, will also join the Company’s Board of Directors. He succeeds Roland Smith, who will step down from his role...