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Taco Bell Announces Partnership to Recycle Hot Sauce Packets

The ability to recycle sauce packets is very important in achieving Taco Bell's goal of making all consumer-facing packaging recyclable, compostable, or reusable by 2025 in restaurants across the globe.

Taco Bell knows its fans have more than just a mild obsession with its hot sauce packets, with 8.2 billion sauce packets used in the U.S. each year. They're iconic. But today, they're not recyclable. That's why Taco Bell will be collaborating with international recycling leader TerraCycle later this year to give its sauce packets a spicier second life that doesn't involve a landfill. Taco Bell, no stranger to industry firsts, is the first quick-service restaurant brand to partner with TerraCycle to tackle recycling flexible film packets.

Frankly Speaking With Franchisees: Turning Obstacles to Opportunities


Yum! Brands is a world-class family of restaurant brands with more than 2,000 franchisees who bring their own delicious flavors to the business and individual communities. Each one is unique and serves as the cornerstone of a new series called Frankly Speaking With Franchisees that documents their stories. Between them, they own 50,000 KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill restaurants in 150 countries and territories across the globe, making their voices integral to the company. 

KFC's Reach High with GEDworks Program Invests in Employee Education


According to ‘Advancing Your Frontline Workforce With Employer-Sponsored Education Benefits,’ a white paper recently published by GED Testing Service, almost 40 million working adults in the U.S. lack a high school diploma: “for millions of Americans, especially those who fill entry-level and frontline jobs, the lack of a high school diploma is an insurmountable barrier to taking advantage of these popular reimbursement programs. Thankfully, workers who have not completed high school are not without hope.”

KFC U.S. Reach Grant Program Expands to Include All KFC Restaurant Employees


All KFC U.S. restaurant employees at participating restaurants can now apply for college tuition assistance through the recently expanded KFC REACH Educational Grant Program.

The expanded REACH Grant program, coupled with employees’ ability to earn college credit for workplace training, enables even more KFC restaurant employees to accelerate their progress toward earning a college degree. Selected employees will receive $3,000 and on top of that can earn up to 9 college credit hours through the approved in-store training programs.

Pizza Hut, Taco Bell Philippines Continue to Fight Hunger

by The Standard Lifestyle

Every day, fast food labels Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Philippines offer the public quick and filling meals to help us get through the day. But once a year, these restaurants under Yum! Brands Inc. provide nutritious food to schoolchildren in Mindanao in a bid to end world hunger. 

KFC UK’s Recruitment Team Prepares York Road Project Residents to Enter Job Market


The KFC UK Recruitment team recently visited the York Road Project homeless shelter to help prepare clients to enter the job market. The team spent several hours with the shelter’s clients hosting workshops on CV writing, interview skills, and team building. The Recruitment team spent their time teaching the homeless adults “the skills to go back out into the world and hopefully find themselves employment, on a more long term basis,” said Louise Norris, a member of the KFC UK team.

KFC REACH Educational Grants Create Lasting Impact for Team Members


The Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation‘s REACH Educational Grant Program continues to make a lasting impact for hundreds of KFC® Team Members each year. Click here to learn more about the 2015 class of grant recipients, as well as profiles of just a few of this year’s winners.

Testimonials from 2015 Winners:

Marquelius Greene: “KFC is a great establishment that genuinely cares for their employees and customers.”

More Than 25,000 Fans Attend KFC Mini-Football Championship in Moscow


KFC’s Mini-Football Championship, an International soccer tournament, took place earlier this month in Moscow, Russia with over 2,000 teams and more than 15,000 players participating.

KFC Africa’s Chief Executive Officer Camps Out to Raise Awareness for South Africa’s Homeless


On one of the coldest nights in winter, South Africa’s CEO’s and business leaders, including KFC Africa Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Doug Smart, slept under the Johannesburg stars for one night, to create hope and a home for South Africa's most vulnerable children.

The 702 Sun International CEO SleepOut challenge invites business leaders to engage business as a force for good, and show their compassion and commitment to social change by participating in a movement to raise funds and awareness in support of South Africa’s homeless and at risk children.

Fast Food’s Franchising Dilemma


A web of franchisees is proving a challenge for an Australian fast food icon as it seeks to build its CSR program, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s Executive Insight.

Fried chicken empire KFC has operated in Australia since 1968. The company now employs around 30,000 Australians in more than 600 stores across the country, many run by franchisees.


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