Taco Bell Shows Dollar Dominance With New $2 Duo

Taco Bell will quench the thirst of value-hungry consumers with new burrito and drink pairing of iconic menu offerings Irvine, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Taco Bell continues to innovate at the dollar price point and beyond, this time showing two is sometimes…
Taco Bell Continues Value Push With Craveable New $1 Items

$1 Triple Melt Burrito and Nachos, $1 Crispy Chicken Taco and $1 Beefy Crunch Burrito will hit national and test market menus starting April 5 Irvine, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Taco Bell has once again increased the power of the dollar with…
Trinity Capital Completes Sale of 57 Taco Bell Restaurants For OCAT, LLC

Second Annual Trinity Capital Insider’s Conference Set for March 2018 Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Trinity Capital, the Los Angeles-based boutique investment firm, today announced the successful completion of the sale of 57 Taco Bell restaurants for OCAT, LLC, a Modesto,…
Andrea Zahumensky Named Chief Marketing Officer Of Kentucky Fried Chicken U.S.

Louisville, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  KFC Corporation has named Andrea Zahumensky Chief Marketing Officer of KFC U.S., effective December 4. She will lead marketing, advertising, media and consumer insights, as well as the brand’s digital initiatives, and will be responsible for developing…
America Is Just One Stolen Base Away From Winning Free Tacos

The first player to steal a base during the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series will become Taco Bell’s sixth Taco Hero, 10 years after the inaugural “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” program Irvine, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Postseason baseball is…
Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chips Are Now Available Nationwide

The Chickstar also returns to complete the Naked Chicken comeback Irvine, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Naked Chicken returns to Taco Bell restaurants nationwide, this time in the form of chips. That’s right, beginning today, fans everywhere can get their hands on Naked…
Kevin Hochman Promoted to President and Chief Concept Officer of KFC U.S.

Yum! Brands, Inc. has promoted Kevin Hochman to President and Chief Concept Officer of KFC U.S., reporting to Roger Eaton, Chief Executive Officer of KFC Global, effective immediately. Hochman, 43, will assume responsibility for driving overall KFC brand strategy and…
Taco Bell Rings in 2017 with New Year’s Commitments

Announces Plans to Remove XL Cups, Extend Its Cage-Free Egg Commitment, Reduce Sodium, Expand the Live Más Scholarship and Make More Sustainable Choices Irvine, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  In the spirit of New Year’s, millions of resolutions will be made. Instead of…
Taco Bell Goes All-In on its Brand Evolution

Unveils Flagship Restaurant in Las Vegas, New Logo, and the Taco Bell Experience of the Future Irvine, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Taco Bell makes its debut on the Las Vegas Strip, becoming the brand’s 7,000th restaurant and first flagship destination. Alongside its…
Why So Many Legacy Fast-Food Restaurants Are Getting Makeovers

When it comes to dining, no matter the cost of the meal, millennials place a premium on overall experience and that includes comfortable, well-appointed spaces, say marketing analysts. Having seen the steady rise of fast-casual competitors like Shake Shack and…
How Far Will Fast-Food Restaurants Push Innovation?

At a time when Doritos can serve as the base of a taco shell and Cheetos dust has become a star ingredient, it’s hard to see where fast-food chains will draw the line. The battle for consumers has gotten so…
Southeast Restaurant Group Purchases 8 Taco Bell Restaurants

Former Corporate-Owned Restaurants Located in Southern Louisiana New Orleans, LA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Southeast Restaurant Group (“SRG”), which currently operates 28 restaurants in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, announced today the purchase of eight Taco Bell restaurants located in…
How Greg Flynn Became America’s Largest Restaurant Franchisee

In 1997 Greg Flynn, an over-educated 33-year-old commercial real estate investor based in San Francisco, got a phone call from his father. Donald Flynn was on the Greek island of Corfu and had decided to buy a villa, a fixer-upper.…
Taco Bell’s Expansion Anchored by Community Feel

New Restaurants Provide Tailored Concepts that Reflect Diverse Community Experiences Irvine, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Remember the original Taco Bell mission restaurants, complete with a bell, an outdoor patio and fire pit? That classic architectural design redefined the fast food experience for…
McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Sparks a Fast Food Fight

McDonald’s Corp.’s decision to start selling Egg McMuffins all day long last year — meant to help sales during lunch and dinner time — has boosted its morning business as well. That, in turn, has kicked off a scramble among…
Yum! Brands Promotes David Gibbs to President and Chief Financial Officer

Louisville, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today announced the promotion of David Gibbs, 53, to President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Greg Creed, effective May 2, 2016. Gibbs, a 27-year veteran of the Company,…
Taco Bell Reveals American Consumers Would Rather Pay $1 vs. More Than $1**

Not entirely groundbreaking new research* coincides with announcement of new, $1 Morning Value Menu at Taco Bell Irvine, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  THIS JUST IN: A breakthrough new study conducted on behalf of Taco Bell reveals that consumers actually prefer spending less…
Yum! Brands Executive Chairman David C. Novak to Retire in May 2016

Non-Executive Chairman Will Be Announced At Annual Shareholder Meeting Louisville, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) announced today that David C. Novak, 63, Executive Chairman, plans to retire in May 2016 following the Company’s annual shareholder meeting and step down…