Development and Equipment Solutions
Negotiating over 20,000 equipment items, the Equipment Purchasing team sources equipment and smallwares, for all Yum! Brands’ restaurants, as well as the A&W restaurant system. Managing supplier relationships, product availability, price negotiations, product/supplier consolidation and cost reduction initiatives, the team also maintains supplier contracts, performs audits, and manages a detailed database of thousands of items purchased by our members. The scope of equipment purchasing also includes responsibility for approved equipment distribution relationships and store model management.
Equipment Categories include Front of House décor, menu boards, and POS equipment, as well as cleaning supplies. Back of House items include all food prep equipment, ovens, refrigeration and shelving. The team also supports Outside of Building items such as building materials, drive-thru communication, signage and HVAC.
Restaurant Development & Customer Support
Our Restaurant Development and Customer Support teams plays a critical role in managing on-going Member relationships, with a special focus on managing restaurant new builds and remodels, brand program needs and processing orders for store equipment. This team maintains brand specific product knowledge and project management skills that are vital to offering timely and accurate assistance to our members and their restaurant locations.
Equipment Warehousing & Distribution
The Equipment Warehousing & Distribution team provides our member stores solid distribution options and low transportation costs. Assuring member restaurants receive the service required by their distribution contracts, the team works with 23 distributors and more than 52 distribution centers.
Every day, hundreds of shipments move from supplier plant locations to over 50 distribution centers supporting our members’ 20,000-plus restaurants. The objective is flawless execution, from each and every operator order, to the store, and ultimately our members are paying the proper price based on negotiated supplier contracts.
Our goal is to provide value to our franchisee partners by offering discounts on products and services used to run their business. Always looking to improve our offerings and bring great value to our members, we offer discounts on products and services used to help run our member’s business.
If you are a KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell or A&W franchisee go to the Franchisee Portal link at the top of the page, click the Member Programs quick link to start using our Member Programs Directory. You will find detailed information on each of the programs we offer, the discounts available, as well as how to sign up through each supplier.