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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.