Franchisees and Suppliers
At Yum!, we truly believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to do business with us. We also know that leveraging unique perspectives and talents allows us to support the emerging needs of our customers and the marketplace. That’s why we are focused on attracting, developing and retaining diverse franchisees and suppliers.
To demonstrate our commitment to franchisee diversity, we established a Minority Lending Assistance Program in 2010 focused on aiding qualified prospective minority franchisees in their efforts to enter the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell systems. Our goal is to increase the number of minority franchisees and minority owned restaurants in our system.
Yum! has been recognized by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with the Ronald E. Harrison Award for our accomplishments in Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, in a survey conducted by the National Minority Franchising Initiative, KFC was recognized by USA TODAY as one of the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities for its continued work recruiting diverse franchisees.
We are proud of the progress we have made and continue making in growing our supplier diversity efforts in the U.S. We partner closely with Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions (RSCS) to work towards our goal of increasing spend with diverse businesses. Additionally, we ask current suppliers to join in our efforts by also investing in diverse suppliers.
We continue to align with diversity leaders such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the National Urban League, the League of United Latin American Citizens and the U.S. Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce and others to provide strategic access to minority suppliers and entrepreneurs who are exploring business opportunities.
By partnering together, we create dynamic and rich environments that reflect today’s consumers, employees and communities. Learn more about our supplier diversity program.