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 45 thousand quick-service restaurants worldwide in operation.

KFC accounted for the largest number of establishments of the Yum! Brands subsidiaries, with more than 21 thousand units worldwide in 2017. 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 almost 17 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 under seven thousand restaurants in 2017. In 2016, Taco Bell’s sales per unit amounted to 1.51 million U.S. dollars.

In 2017, Yum! Brands achieved almost six billion U.S. dollars’ in worldwide revenue. KFC was responsible for over half of this amount with a global revenue of over three billion U.S. dollars. While Pizza Hut recorded a higher number of units, Taco Bell had a higher revenue globally in 2017 reaching almost two billion U.S. dollars.

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