Yum! Brands

Forbes Names Yum! Exec as One of Top HR Officers

Yum! Brands, one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with more than 41,000 KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell restaurants in over 125 countries and territories, announced that chief people officer Anne Byerlein has been named one of Forbes’ Top 10 Chief Human Resources Officers (CHRO). The Top 10 CHRO list was developed by Mike Myatt, a Forbes contributor, author, and leadership expert, as well as an advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and Boards.

Yum! Brands Hits Milestone with Andy Pearson Scholarship

Yum! Brands, parent company to Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut, may bring in billions in profits, but the quick-service company also invests millions in giving back to their own employees. Launched in 2003, its Andy Pearson Scholarship, named for the company’s founding chairman, has provided restaurant associates with nearly $6 million in grants for higher education.

Yum! Canada Moves HQ

Yum! Canada, the owner and marketer of the Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell brands in Canada, has a new home.

Yum! Canada, which is recognized as one of Canada’s top 50 Great Places to Work, recently moved from offices at Exchange Avenue to its new Vaughan headquarters at 191 Creditview Road.

The company worked with local builder Condor Properties for 18 months to customize the open, technology-equipped new space, which features bright, collaborative meeting spaces, contemporary workstations, and a test kitchen.

Yum! Canada's the Place to Work, Says New Survey

Yum! Canada, the franchisor for iconic brands like KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, has vaulted onto the menu as one of this year’s 50 Best Workplaces in Canada.

The Vaughan, Ontario–based company and its team of 85 Canadians placed No. 38 on this year’s Great Place to Work list. 

Yum! Canada supports more than 1,000 restaurants through its franchise network. Around the world, Yum! Brands has more than 39,000 restaurants in more than 120 countries.

Yum! Brands' Supply Chain Co-Op Names New CEO

Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op LLC (UFPC), exclusive supply chain management organization for Yum! Brands Inc. and its three restaurant systems—KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell—plus A&W and Long John Silver’s restaurant systems, announced today the appointment of Steven C. McCormick as UFPC’s president and chief executive officer, effective January 14. McCormick is the successor to Daniel E. Woodside, who announced his planned retirement in 2012. Woodside, now CEO Emeritus, will support McCormick’s transition through June.

Cracking the Food Safety Code

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 barcoding technology may be poised to catch on in the quick-service restaurant industry.  

Yum! Celebrates 4,000th KFC and 25 Years in China

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 China’s largest restaurant company.

Yum! has become the largest and fastest-growing restaurant company in China by pursuing a broad-based development program supported by a sophisticated supply chain infrastructure and more.

Yum! Brands Recognized for Leadership Training Program

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 Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Learning, Talent Management, and Sales and Marketing Awards.

Yum! Brands’ Taking People With Youtraining program was selected because of its innovation, program design, functionality, measurable benefits, and ability to satisfy the needs of the organization.