Yum! Brands to Acquire The Habit Restaurants, Inc.

Transaction to Add Award-Winning, Fast-Casual Restaurant Concept with Significant Global Growth Potential to KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Parent Company Louisville, KY & Irvine, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) and The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:HABT) (“The Habit Burger…
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…
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…
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…
KFC Is Making Massive Changes to Speed up Service

While fast-food chains across the US are making major investments in delivery, mobile ordering, and employee-replacing robots, many companies are forgetting the most important part of business — the customer. “What I see with a lot of QSRs is ‘me…
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,…
KFC Drops it Like It’s Hot…Nashville Hot!

World’s Favorite Chicken Chain First to Introduce Nashville Hot Chicken Nationwide Louisville, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Just when you thought KFC couldn’t get any hotter, the chicken masters turn up the heat again with the introduction of KFC Nashville Hot Chicken, a…
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…
KFC Pays Homage To The Legacy Of Colonel Sanders With New Brand Look, Voice

Kentucky Fried Chicken® Celebrates 75 Years of Finger Lickin’ Goodness Louisville, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  It’s time to celebrate what makes Kentucky Fried Chicken® so damn special—finger lickin’ good® Original Recipe® chicken, of course! Seventy-five years ago a feisty 65-year-old chicken salesman…
KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Want Even More Millennial Customers in 2015

The quintessential moment of Yum Brands’ Investor Conference was when Taco Bell’s CEO said that the Mexican fast-food chain was “on fleek.” “We were on fleek with breakfast, with our social engagement, with mobile ordering,” Brian Niccol said on Thursday.…