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Yum! Brands Names Chris Turner as Chief Financial Officer

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today announced that Chris Turner, 44, will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Greg Creed, effective August 8, 2019. In this role, Turner will assume global responsibility for finance, corporate strategy, supply chain and information technology.

Turner joins Yum! Brands from PepsiCo, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager leading PepsiCo’s retail and ecommerce businesses with Walmart in the U.S. and more than 25 countries and across PepsiCo’s brands in the beverage, snack and nutrition categories. Today’s announcement...

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Jun 27 8:20 AM, General News



Yum! Brands Reports First Quarter Results 

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today reported results for the first-quarter ended March 31, 2019. Worldwide system sales excluding foreign currency translation grew 8%, with 7% net-new units and 4% same-store sales growth. First-quarter GAAP EPS was $0.83, a decrease of (35)%. First-quarter EPS excluding Special Items was $0.82, a decrease of (8)%.

Greg Creed Comments

Greg Creed, CEO, said, “The third and final year of our transformation is underway and I’m thrilled with the progress towards our commitment to becoming a more focused, more franchised, and more efficient growth company. First-quarter results were a solid start to the year, reflecting particular strength at the KFC division and Taco Bell U.S. With this quarter, we have a healthy foundation to...

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May 2 9:07 AM, General News


Watch the Throne: BK Challenges KFC over Chicken Crown

Burger King launched their new Grilled Chicken Sandwich today and, true to form, are taking a potshot at another QSR giant with their initial marketing initiative.
 
Previous campaigns have taken aim at fellow burger restaurants. The Whopper Detour pulled customers away from McDonald's by offering a 1 cent Whopper to consumers physically near McDonald's and found massive success. A print ad campaign from last April went into the backyards of mansions once owned by McDonald's executives to show...
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Feb 22 8:33 AM, Urner Barry


Yum! Brands Promotes David Gibbs to President and Chief Operating Officer

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today announced the promotion of David Gibbs, 55, to President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Greg Creed. Gibbs, a 29-year veteran of the Company, has served as President and Chief Financial Officer for the last two years. In his expanded role as President and COO, Gibbs will assume operating leadership of global KFC Division as well as the U.S. and international businesses of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, with the respective brand leaders reporting to him. Gibbs will retain his current Yum! Brands CFO role, title and responsibilities overseeing corporate strategy, finance, supply chain and information technology, while the Company conducts a search to identify a successor CFO.

“I’m happy to announce our promotion of David Gibbs to President and Chief Operating Officer. David is an extraordinarily talented commercial leader with a strong track record of results and deep experience in all three of ...

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Jan 29 8:44 AM, General News


Pizza Hut U.S. to Acquire Online Ordering Provider QuikOrder

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Acquisition of Long-Time Pizza Hut Technology Partner Expands Digital Ordering Capabilities

Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), today announced that its U.S. business has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire QuikOrder, a leading online ordering software and service provider for the restaurant industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it marks one of Pizza Hut's largest acquisitions to date.

By acquiring QuikOrder's online ordering capabilities, Pizza Hut U.S. will improve its ability to deliver an easy and personalized online ordering experience and accelerate digital innovation across its base of more than 6,000 restaurants in the U.S. In 2018, approximately half of Pizza Hut U.S. sales were ...

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Dec 5 11:36 AM, General News


KFC Introduces Chicken & Waffles to the Menu

Fried chicken from the experts + one-of-a-kind Belgian Liege-style waffles = Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles

Kentucky Fried Chicken(R) -- the original chicken purveyor-- is making a formerly upscale brunch favorite available to everyone with the introduction of its new Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles, available for a limited time only. With Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles, you can forget the reservations, long lines and expensive checks and get back to what really matters: the food.

"Our famous extra crispy, savory fried chicken atop a Belgian Liege-style waffle, with the finishing touch of classic Mrs. Butterworth's syrup, makes for a scrumptious dish I'd put up against versions at upscale restaurants, but we're offering it at a price just about anyone can afford. And it can be enjoyed at KFCs across the country for brunch, lunch or dinner...

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Nov 12 10:11 AM, General News


Tony Lowings Promoted to KFC Division CEO, Effective January 1, 2019

Lowings Will Succeed Roger Eaton Who is Retiring

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) on Friday announced the promotion of Tony Lowings, 60, to KFC Division Chief Executive Officer, reporting to Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer, Greg Creed, effective January 1, 2019. Lowings, a 24-year veteran of the Company, who currently serves as KFC Division President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Roger Eaton who is retiring at the end of 2018.

In this new role, Lowings will assume global responsibility for driving the brand strategy and performance of KFC. KFC is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant brand with more than $24 billion in global system sales and more than 21,000 restaurants in over 130 countries and territories as of year-end 2017. General Managers of KFC around the world (including KFC U.S.) as well as leaders of KFC’s global functions, will report to Lowings effective January 1.

“Tony Lowings is an outstanding leader with deep knowledge of our business and a strong track record of growing KFC’s presence and strengthening the brand’s competitive position with our franchise partners in markets around the world,” said Creed. “As a proven and highly respected strategic brand builder...

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Oct 1 10:04 AM, General News




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