Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants with more than 39,000 restaurants in more than 125 countries and territories. The company is ranked #213 on the Fortune 500 List, with revenues of nearly $13 billion in 2012. The company’s restaurant brands: KFC, Pizza Hut & Taco Bell, are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza, Mexican–style food categories. Outside the United States, the Yum! Brands system opened more than four new restaurants each day of the year, making it a leader in international retail development. The Company has consistently been recognized for its reward and recognition culture, diversity leadership, community giving, and consistent shareholder returns.
In 2007, the Company launched World Hunger Relief, the world–s largest private sector hunger relief effort to raise awareness, volunteerism and funds to benefit the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other hunger relief agencies. To date, this effort has raised nearly $85 million for WFP and other hunger relief agencies and is helping to provide approximately 350 million meals, saving the lives ofmillions of people in remote corners of the world where hunger is most prevalent.