Number of Yum Brands restaurants worldwide

Yum Brands number of franchised and company-owned restaurants 2012-2020

The number of Yum brand restaurants worldwide grew to 50,353 in 2020 from 50,170 in 2019. In 2020, the number of company-owned restaurants of Yum Brands was 1,098 and franchised restaurants unit count remained 49,255.

The number of KFC restaurants operational worldwide in 2020 was 25,000. Out of the total 24,710 were franchised stores and the unit count of company-owned KFC restaurants was 290. KFC is the largest brand in the portfolio of Ym brands based on the number of restaurants and net revenues.


Number of YUM Brands Restaurants

YearFranchisee Company-ownedTotal
202049,2551,09850,353
201949,25791350,170
201847,26885648,124
201743,603148145,084
201640,834284143675
201539,320316342483
201437,984324741231
201331,420809740233*
201230,733754438937*
*including unconsolidated affiliates


About Yum Brands:

Yum Brands is a leading group of QSR brands. Its portfolio includes KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grill. KFC is the largest brand in the portfolio of Yum Brands, followed by Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. The company has a global footprint with more than 50,000 restaurants operational worldwide. Its main sources of revenue include the sales and revenues from company-owned stores and the revenues from Franchisee fees.

The company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Yum has also maintained a strong presence in the Chinese market. Its net revenues were $5.65 billion in 2020 compared to $5.6 billion in 2019. However, its systemwide sales declined in 2020 compared to the previous year. Systemwide sales remained $50.36 billion in 2020 compared to $52.6 billion in 2019.