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LouisvilleKY’s Yum! Brands names new president

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) has announced the promotion of David Gibbs, 55, to President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Greg Creed. Gibbs, a 29-year veteran of the Company, has served as President and Chief Financial Officer for the last two years. In his expanded role as President and COO, Gibbs will assume operating leadership of global KFC Division as well as the U.S. and international businesses of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, with the respective brand leaders reporting to him. Gibbs will retain his current Yum! Brands CFO role, title and responsibilities overseeing corporate…


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LouisvilleKY-based Yum! Brands Named to Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for Second Consecutive Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) today was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the second consecutive year for the Company’s focused commitment to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. The 2019 Bloomberg GEI includes 230 companies from 10 sectors across 36 countries and regions. “I’m incredibly proud that we’ve once again been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. It’s a recognition of our ongoing commitment to ensure diversity and inclusion, including gender equity, are integrated into all aspects of our business,” said Tracy Skeans, Yum! Chief Transformation and People Officer. “Our focus on advancing women…


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LouisvilleKY’s KFC has a name for your new baby

The first baby born on the Colonel’s birthday (Sept. 9) and named Harland will win a college donation. LOUISVILLE, Ky./PRNewswire/ — Kentucky Fried Chicken® is celebrating its founder Colonel Harland Sanders’ 128th birthday in the best way possible – by launching a contest to inspire the next generation of Harlands. According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, “Harland” ranked #3,257 on the list of most common baby names for 2017. To honor the world’s most famous chicken salesman, continue his namesake and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, KFC is offering a college donation to the first child born on the Colonel’s birthday (Sept. 9,…


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LouisvilleKy’s KFC Ltd. Launches New Collection Of Finger Lickin’ Goods Just In Time For Holiday Shoppers

 LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — Today, KFC launched its new limited-edition collection of quality fried chicken apparel and merchandise essentials on the brand’s e-commerce store, KFC Ltd.The collection debuts just in time for procrastinating holiday shoppers to pick up fried chicken swag for anyone on their gift list. “Our finger lickin’ faithful deserve to celebrate the holidays by giving and receiving some fried chicken essentials,” said George Felix, director of advertising, KFC U.S. “The second round of KFC Ltd. has it all, even the wrapping paper. You’ll spend less time shopping, leaving you more time to enjoy a $20 Fill Up with your family this holiday season.”…


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New comic book to come from DC and LouisvilleKY-based KFC

New Finger-Lickin’-Good Comic Available Exclusively in DC’s Booth at San Diego Comic-Con: International LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — KFC and DC Entertainment announced today the third installment of the popular Colonel Sanders and Justice League team-up comic book series will be available in print exclusively in DC’s booth (#1915) at San Diego Comic-Con: International, July 19-23, 2017. Created by DC’s Custom Creative Studio, the finger-lickin’-good comic will also be available for digital download for a limited time starting on July 19. In KFC #3 ACROSS THE UNIVERSE the Colonel goes cosmic in a star-spanning quest to bring crunchy, spicy satisfaction to a hungry universe, only to face a…


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LouisvilleKY’s KFC brings in George Hamilton to sell some chicken

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Building on the successful formula of celebrity Colonel Sanders, Kentucky Fried Chicken® created, for the first time, a product specific Colonel, the Extra Crispy™ Colonel, played by the world famous actor George Hamilton. The advertising campaign begins on Sunday and will feature KFC’s signature $5 and $20 Fill Ups™, which are perfect for summer meals and gatherings. More than 50 percent of Americans don’t know that KFC has two fried chicken recipes – Original Recipe® and Extra Crispy. Extra Crispy Chicken and Tenders are super crunchy, juicy and cooked to a golden brown.  They are double breaded and open fried to…


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Louisville Ky-based Yum! Brands faces financial transition with CFO exit

Company to launch internal and external search for successor Louisville, KY,  – Louisville-based Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) announced today that Patrick Grismer, 53, intends to resign as Chief Financial Officer, effective February 19, 2016. Mr. Grismer will continue to serve as CFO until that time and will help finalize the Company’s 2015 Form 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He will also present at the Company’s upcoming investor conference in Plano, Texas, on December 10, 2015. The Company will conduct a search of internal and external candidates to identify a successor. “Pat has added tremendous value as CFO…


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KFC’s Louisville Headquarters Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Loyal Customers

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Earlier this year, two Canadian families made headlines after driving 2,000 miles for some finger lickin’ good® Kentucky Fried Chicken® at the birthplace of Original Recipe® Chicken in Corbin, Kentucky. Just like Colonel Sanders, who traveled over 200,000 miles a year to visit every KFC® restaurant across America, these loyal KFC fans took an epic journey of their own. And, to honor them, KFC treated the two families to a first-class, behind-the-scenes visit at their headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky where the Original Recipe® magic continues today. Longtime friends Brian Lutfy and Neil Janna of Montreal, Quebec, decided in…


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U.S. Route 25: From Corbin to Tokyo, via Gardiner Lane

In 1939, Winston Churchill claimed Russia to be “…a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”  That was 25 years before Col. Harlan Sanders sold his budding chicken empire to John Y. Brown, Jr. and friends, creating the incarnation of the company we know today as KFC.  If Sir Churchill were alive today, he might describe KFC as an oxymoron, wrapped in a contradiction, inside a paradox. A company made famous by its once-eponymous fried chicken shuns the word fried.  A company that tries to hide the…


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KFC Cleans out The Coop: Big day of job cuts

  Think the economy is improving in Louisville? Well, not so much in some corporate worlds. Seems today is “Black Friday” for many on this Thursday at KFC. Looks like Team Novak is cleaning house according to sources, as many as 60 KFC corporate and team members are getting the pink slip today. To explain why- perhaps its because as they have sold off many of the corporately owned KFC branches. Gone are the teams that ran those areas, coaches and training on the local franchise levels. These are among the many who have lost their positions. In July of…