Yum! Brands

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.

Sonic Fills Marketing, Franchising VP Roles

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.

“These two new members of the executive team bring top-tier experience and leadership to SONIC and fill vital roles,” says Clifford Hudson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Sonic Corp. “We continue to invest in talent that brings new insights and will positively impact the momentum of the brand.”

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