YUM! Brands - Statistics & Facts

YUM! Brands is quick-service restaurant company headquartered in Kentucky, United States. Today, the company owns and franchises all Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants located outside of China. In October 2016, YUM! Brands separated from its former Chinese division which subsequently became its own privately held company under the name Yum China. This new company became the parent company to all KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants operating in China, as well as, having full rights to every East Dawning and Little Sheep restaurant. Post-separation, Yum! Brands reported over 48 thousand quick-service restaurants worldwide in operation.

KFC accounted for the largest number of establishments of the Yum! Brands subsidiaries, with more than 22 thousand units worldwide. KFC is an American quick-service restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken. Pizza Hut, founded in Kansas in 1958, had the second-largest number of units at over 18 thousand. Taco Bell is an American chain of Mexican-inspired quick-service restaurants. It is the smallest of Yum! Brands subsidiaries (in terms of units) with just over seven thousand restaurants. Taco Bell’s sales per unit amounted to 1.5 million U.S. dollars.

Yum! Brands reported just over five and a half billion U.S. dollars’ in worldwide revenue. KFC was responsible for over half of this amount with a global revenue of just over two and a half billion billion U.S. dollars. Additionally, while Pizza Hut recorded a higher number of units,Taco Bell accounted for a higher revenue globally reaching a little over two billion U.S. dollars.

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