Yum China operates China’s leading restaurant brands, including KFC, Pizza Hut, East Dawning, Little Sheep and Taco Bell. These brands are integrated into local popular culture and our customers' daily lives.
KFC is the largest restaurant brand in China in terms of system sales and number of restaurants. Founded in 1939 by Colonel Harland D. Sanders in Corbin, Kentucky USA, KFC opened its first restaurant in Beijing in 1987. Today, we have grown to over 5,900 KFC restaurants in over 1,200 cities across China.
We are passionate about bringing the fantastic taste of KFC to as many people as possible in China. We work hard to create irresistible tastes and experiences that delight our customers time and time again. In addition to our Original Recipe Chicken, we offer an extensive localized menu featuring pork, seafood, rice dishes, fresh vegetables, soups, congee, desserts, and many other products to cater to local tastes.
We constantly seek to invest in innovation to give our customers the best possible in-store experience. At our core are local teams who help make KFC a part of our customers' lives, and who are passionate about serving our food with pride every day.
We offer delivery service in over 3,900 restaurants, and we continue to embrace new technologies to build up the digital eco-system to enhance customer experience.
To learn more about KFC in China, please visit the Chinese language website at www.kfc.com.cn.
Pizza Hut is the world's largest pizza company. It started from humble beginnings, over 55 years ago when the Carney brothers borrowed $600 from their mom and set out to change the way the world experiences pizza.
The first Pizza Hut restaurant in China opened in Beijing in 1990. As of year-end 2018, we have opened over 2,200 Pizza Hut restaurants in over 500 cities. In 2017, we integrated Pizza Hut Casual Dining and Pizza Hut Home Service as one brand to unify Pizza Hut brand image and improve efficiency.
We are extremely proud of our heritage as the first restaurant chain to introduce pizza and Western-style casual dining to China. Pizza Hut is the leading Casual Dining Restaurant brand in China as measured by system sales and number of restaurants. In 2017, Pizza Hut was ranked the "Most Preferred Casual Dining Restaurant" (include Chinese and Western) in China by The Nielsen Corporation.
Pizza Hut was built on the belief that pizza night should be special, and we continue to carry that belief. We offer welcoming dining spaces for customers across China where we encourage our customers to live their best life. We create food we're proud to serve and deliver it with a smile.
To learn more about Pizza Hut in China, please visit the Chinese language website at www.pizzahut.com.cn.
East Dawning is a quick service restaurant brand specializing in Chinese cuisine and primarily located in large coastal cities in China. We first opened East Dawning in 2005 so our customers could enjoy convenient and high-quality Chinese food in a comfortable setting. Since then, we have grown to 10 restaurants across China that offer a range of traditional Chinese food suitable for any time of day.
The name East Dawning is derived from a famous Chinese poem, “Red Cliffs” written by Song dynasty poet Su Dongpo.
To learn more about East Dawning, please visit the Chinese language website at www.dfjb.com.cn.
Little Sheep is a well-known hot pot restaurant in China. Originally established in Inner Mongolia in 1999, Little Sheep has over 300 units in both China and international markets as of year-end 2018. Of these, over 280 units are franchised.
To learn more about Little Sheep, please visit the Chinese language website at www.littlesheep.com.
Taco Bell is a Mexican-inspired quick-service restaurant brand. The first Taco Bell restaurant was opened in 1962 by Glen Bell in Downey, California. We opened our first Taco Bell Restaurant in Shanghai, China, in December 2016 and expanded to 4 units as of year-end 2018.
To learn more about Taco Bell, please visit the Chinese language website at www.tacobellchina.com.