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KFC

Leadership

KFC names Sabir Sami CEO

He will take over as head of the chicken chain on Jan. 1 for the retiring Tony Lowings. Dyke Shipp will become KFC president.

Technology

Don’t expect Pizza Hut drivers to deliver Taco Bell anytime soon

Yum Brands wants its concepts to grow individually, meaning it likely won’t expand the pizza chain’s delivery to its other concepts, at least for now.

KFC is shifting its advertising away from boneless chicken toward products where there are more “abundant” quantities.

The chicken chain plans to open hundreds of locations in urban centers as other concepts push for more drive-thrus.

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Habit Burger all saw sales recover over 2019 levels while the company opened a record number of global restaurants.

The owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Habit opened a record number of restaurants and has increased its development expectations.

The Australian company will give the owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Habit technology designed to automate kitchen flow and dispatch delivery drivers.

The Yum Center for Global Franchise Excellence will focus on recruiting and educating people of color and women on franchising.

The chain, buoyed by its chicken sandwich and digital efforts, expects to finish 2021 with more domestic restaurants than it had the previous year. It would be the first time in 17 years.

The leading chicken concepts in Technomic’s Top 500 sales ranking all showed positive growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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