Yum! Brands

Over the last decade, American quick-service behemoths such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut have surged into international markets and captured diners’ interests with American dishes. But new data shows the whole industry might pay a price for that global growth.

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Yum! Brands Inc. announced the opening of the 400th KFC franchise restaurant in Indonesia by its international division, Yum! Restaurants International. Yum is the leading restaurant company in Indonesia with its KFC and Pizza Hut brands.

Back in mid-2002, optimism reigned at Tricon Global Restaurants, the predecessor to Yum! Brands.    

The Louisville, Kentucky–based company had just purchased nearly 1,000 A&W restaurants and 1,200 Long John Silver’s units for $320 million, convinced that...

Yum! Brands Inc. announced its plans to place its Long John Silver’s and A&W All-American Food Restaurants for sale, and has begun a process to identify a buyer. The company is sharpening its long-term growth focus on building leading brands in every significant category in China,...

Friendly Ice Cream Corporation announced today that James M. Parrish, a seasoned restaurant executive who most recently served as COOof Church’s Chicken, has joined the company as executive vice president company operations.

World Hunger Relief, featuring global spokesperson and new World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger Christina Aguilera, launches.
September 2010

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Yum! Brands Inc. named one of Black Enterprise magazine’s “40 Best Companies for Diversity" for sixth consecutive year.

Amid the global financial crisis, with the world’s largest banks reporting losses in the billions of dollars, Duane Clark, a 24-year veteran of the commercial banking industry, did something he never expected to do: He opened a smoothie shop.

“I always swore I would never go...

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May 2010

Never before has innovation been as essential to running a successful quick-serve restaurant concept.

During what has turned out to be the most daunting recession in our nation’s history, innovation has been the driving force for the concepts that are...

May 2010

In the May 2010 issue of QSR, Yum Brands CEO and chairman David Novak was selected as one of the quick-serve industry’s Top 10 Most Innovative People. Novak has been at the helm of one of the world’s largest quick-service companies for the last six years and has made broad...

The new KFC Yum Center is slated to open this fall in downtown Louisville.
M&W Foods chooses Precidia Technologies' payment engine to integrate credit and debit card processing with electronic cash register systems.
Money directed from World Hunger Relief to provide food for earthquake victims in Haiti.
January 2010

He looks more like a tenured professor than a zealous consumer advocate. He is soft spoken with round wire glasses and a navy sports coat, a warm smile and gray curly hair. He is Michael Jacobson, executive director and co-founder of the Center for Science in the Public...

In the aftermath of the massive earthquake that rocked Haiti on January 12, the restaurant industry has responded with various fundraising initiatives to help the devastated Caribbean island nation.

The destruction was “unimaginable,” in the words of...

January 2010

It usually takes a trade show or the threat of legislation to bring quick-service competitors together, but occasionally the industry puts business aside and rallies around a single cause. In the wake of the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, brands flocked to...

Yum! Restaurants International opens unit No. 13,000 outside of U.S. and China.
World Hunger Relief campaign teaming 36,000 Yum! Brands restaurants and one million employees in fight against hunger.