Chain: Yum! Brands

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 […]

Yum! Brands’ CEO David Novak Receives Leadership Award

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. The ceremony highlighted each honoree’s significant contributions in the global effort to solve hunger and concluded […]

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 […]

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! […]

Yum! Brands Excels in Q2, Led by Taco Bell

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.S. market. The positive uptick in U.S. sales also spread to […]

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 […]

Yum’s Same-Store Sales Up 14% in China

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. In China, Yum’s same-store sales shot up 14 percent from the previous quarter and are “performing at an unbelievable level,” Novak told investors. The international segment of Yum’s business now […]

Wendy’s Appoints R. Scott Toop to SVP, General Counsel

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. A proven leader with extensive strategic legal and business experience, Toop has served as […]

Yum Shakes Up International Division

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 Graham Allan who is retiring from the company early in 2012. Pant most recently […]

Yum! Brands, NASCAR Drive Together Against Hunger

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 Taco Bell, as he got behind the wheel […]

Technomic Aims to Help Operators Get Into BRIC

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 challenged to strike a balance between maintaining their brand identities while tailoring menu […]

New Indianapolis Unit is (LEED) Gold for KFC

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. “We’re very proud of our eco-friendly Keystone Avenue restaurant and it is rewarding to receive LEED Gold certification,” […]

Wendy’s CEO Steps Down, To Be Replaced By Yum COO

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 as president and CEO but serve as a senior […]

KFC Opens 400th Indonesia Restaurant

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. “Congratulations to our restaurant teams and to our franchise partner PT Fastfood Indonesia on the successful opening of the […]

Yum! to Sell Long John Silver’s, A&W

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, driving aggressive international expansion, and improving its U.S. brand […]

Friendly Ice Cream Corp. Brings in Church’s Chicken Exec

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. Since 2005, Parrish led the operations of Atlanta-based Church’s Chicken 281 stores with a focus on elevating brand standards, staff retention and training, […]