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Yum Brands CEO: ‘Culture fuels results’

Greg Creed accepts the 2019 Restaurant Leader of the Year award for his visionary brand stewardship.


Meat-free items emerge as a new fast-food battleground

Taco Bell, Burger King, Carl's Jr., White Castle and others are offering more vegetarian items, but vegetarians aren’t necessarily the target.

A distinctive management style, combined with indisputable success in expanding all three of Yum Brands' franchise chains, earned Greg Creed the distinction of being this year's Restaurant Leader of the Year.

Bessemer Investment Partners acquired Houston-based operator KorMex Foods.

The service expansion through Grubhub follows the chain’s seventh straight year of same-store sales growth.

Parent company Yum Brands also reported same-store sales at Pizza Hut were positive thanks in part to its NFL deal, but sustained improvement will be a “slow build.”

The company veteran and former CFO will assume operating leadership of the global KFC division.

The chain also plans to work on sustainable beef, improve recycling efforts and use simpler ingredients.

The Mexican QSR is opening three new locations there as part of a big urban push.

A host of innovations are being tried to divert single-use hot-drink containers from landfills, from cup sharing to “clever cups” that can order and pay for a refill. Here’s a sampling.

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