Yum! Brands Inc

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Yum! Brands is an American fast food company, and one of the world's largest fast food groups. It develops, operates and manages its own and franchised restaurants. Net sales are follows (Dec.2018):

  • 41.3%: Franchises and licenses: 47,268 franchise-owned;
  • 60.8%: Sales of own-managed restaurants: 856 restaurants;
  • 23.5%: Other.

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  • Pizza-Hut-1967.svg
    Pizza Hut is an American restaurant chain and international franchise that offers different styles of pizza along with side dishes including pasta, buffalo wings, breadsticks, and garlic bread. Pizza Hut has 18,515 units worldwide, of which 60% are located outside the USA.
  • KFC aka Kentucky Fried Chicken, is an American fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken. It is the world's 2nd-largest restaurant chain, with 22,621 locations in 136 countries.
  • Taco Bell is an American chain of fast food restaurants, serving a variety of Mexican-style foods including tacos, burritos, gorditas, quesadillas, and nachos. Taco Bell has 7,072 restaurants in 27 countries.ref



Total float: 99.8%
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ToDo: Company structure, shareholders, etc: link > "Financial Downloads" > Yum Brands Annual Report; OC, link

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Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Inc is an American restaurant chain and international franchise, famous for its Italian-American menu, including pizza and pasta, as well as side dishes and desserts. Pizza Hut has 18,515 units worldwide, 60% of which are located outside the USA, with over 99% being operated by franchisees. The division uses multiple distribution channels including delivery, dine-in and express (eg. airports).[1]
ToDo: About, link, History, History.de, By the numbers, link, CH, OC. Logo: link, link, link, link

  • 2008: Godfather's Pizza, a 28-store chain in Ireland, was acquired.ref
  • Oct.1997: Tricon Global Restaurants Inc: PepsiCo spun off the restaurant division, creating an independent publicly-traded company.
  • Late.1990s: PepsiCo brought together its restaurant businesses, including Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC; all operations were overseen by a single senior manager, and most back office operations were combined.
  • 1994: Falling Profits: the pizza market was no longer growing; fast food rivals cut prices; and investment in new outlets drained corporate resources.
  • 1977: PepsiCo Inc bought out the company, with Pizza Hut becoming a division.
  • 1973:
    UK: a single Pizza Hut was opened in Islington, London. Outlets were also opened in Japan.
  • 1972: Acquisitions: Taco Kid, Next Door, the Flaming Steer, Franchise Services Inc, a restaurant supply company, and J & G Food Company Inc, a food and supplies distributor, were acquired.
  • 1972: Pizza Hut Inc was floated on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 1970: Pizza Hut opened units in Munich, Germany, and Sydney, Australia.
  • 1962: The Carney brothers bought out John Bender's interest in the company.
  • 1959: Pizza Hut was incorporated in Kansas. OC
  • May.1958:
    Brothers Dan and Frank Carney borrowed $600 from their mother, and opened the first Pizza Hut restaurant in Wichita, USA, in partnership with John Bender, an Air Force friend of Dan's.ref
Additional Sources: Pizza Hut Inc. Reference for Business. Accessed Oct.2018.


KFC Corporation is an American fast food restaurant chain that specialises in fried chicken products. It is the world's second-largest restaurant chain.

In Aug.2019, KFC teamed up with Beyond Meat, testing fried "chicken" made from plant-based products at a single location in Atlanta.ref

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Taco Bell

Taco Bell Corporation is an American fast-food restaurant chain. The company specialises in Mexican-style foods, such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, nachos, desserts, and beverages for on-premises and off-premises consumption.
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  1. ^ Yum! Brands Inc, Quarterly Report. Form 10-Q, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Jun.30.2019.