Yum! Brands completes US$375m acquisition of The Habit Restaurants

USA – Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands, has completed the acquisition of The Habit Restaurants, following the approval by The Habit Burger Grill stockholders. Yum! Brands, the […]

Yum! Brands moves corporate offices to green energy, reduces plastic waste

USA – Yum! Brands, the owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell fast food chains has unveiled plans to move its corporate offices to renewable energy and sustainable packaging, and to intensify action on […]

Pizza Hut, KFC restaurants expand presence in Tanzania

TANZANIA – Dough Works limited, the franchise owner of Pizza Hut restaurants in Tanzania has opened its eighth outlet in the country at Mikocheni Plaza in Dar es Salaam. This comes barely a month after […]

KFC teams up with Beyond Meat in piloting plant-based chicken

USA – KFC has partnered with meat alternatives company Beyond Meat to trial a new plant-based chicken, Beyond Fried Chicken, available as both nuggets and boneless wings. The Beyond Fried Chicken was launched at a […]

Kenyan lobbies oppose draft rules on food and horticulture crops

KENYA – Lobbies in Kenya’s agriculture sector have opposed draft crops regulations published by the Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA). In May this year, AFA published two draft regulations, the Crops (Food Crops) Regulations 2019 […]

KFC South Africa commits to eliminate plastic straws from 900 restaurants

SOUTH AFRICA – KFC South Africa, a subsidiary of the fast food giant, has announced that it will eliminate all plastic straws in over 900 restaurants across South Africa by July 1. The move forms […]

KFC franchisee in joint venture with Vivo Energy to accelerate growth in East Africa

EAST AFRICA – Kuku Foods East Africa Holdings, the owner of KFC franchises in East Africa has agreed to form a joint venture with Vivo Energy to accelerate the growth of the first food chain […]

KFC India sells 13 restaurant stores to franchise partner Devyani

INDIA – KFC India, fast food restaurant chain owned by American Yum! Brands, is re-strategizing and has sold an additional 13 restaurants to Devyani International, its largest franchise partner, which is promoted by Ravi Jaipuria’s […]