Number of Yum Brands restaurants worldwide

Yum Brands number of franchised and company-owned restaurants 2012-2021

2021 highlights:

The number of Yum brands restaurants operational worldwide in 2021 grew to 53,424 compared to 50,353 in 2020. 

The number of franchised Yum restaurants operational worldwide was 52,373 in 2021 compared to 49,255 in 2020. However, the number of company owned restaurants of Yum brands operational in 2021 was lower than 2020. The company had total 1,051 company owned stores operational in 2021 compared to 1,098 units in 2020. 

- The number of KFC restaurants operational globally in 2021 was 26,934 compared to 25,000 units in 2020. There were 26,643 franchised KFC stores operational in 2021 compared to 24,710 in 2020. Apart from it, there were 291 company owned KFC stores operational in 2021 compared to 290 in 2020.

- The number of Taco Bell restaurants operational worldwide in 2021 was 7,791 compared to 7,427 in 2020. There were 7,329 franchised Taco bell stores operational in 2021 compared to 6,952 stores in 2020. Apart from it, there were also 462 company owned Taco Bell stores operational in 2021 compared to 475 in 2020. 

- During 2021, there were total 18,381 Pizza Hut stores operational worldwide compared to 17,639 stores in 2020. The number of franchised Pizza Hut stores operational worldwide in 2021 was 18,359 compared to 17,559 stores in 2020. The number of company owned Pizza Hut stores in 2021 was down to 22 from 80 in 2020.

- The number of Habit Burger grill restaurants operational in 2021 was 318 compared to 287 in  the previous year. The maximum number of Habit Burger Grill restaurants are company owned compared to KFC's 99% franchised.  Yum brands owns 90% of the Habit Burger Grill restaurants in 2021. The number of franchised Habit Burger Grill restaurants in 2021 was 42 compared to 34 during the previous year. There were 276 company owned Habit Burger Grill restaurants operational in 2021 compared to 253 in 2020.

2020 highlights:

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 Yum brands based on the number of restaurants and net revenues.

 Number of YUM Brands Restaurants  
YearFranchisee Company-ownedTotal
202152,3731,05153,424
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.