Is KFC owned by Pepsi

A brief history of the US restaurant chains

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    After reading about the 70th birthday of McDonalds today, I am interested in the history of the US fast food chains.

    1922 Roy Allen and Frank Wright found A&W, making it the oldest fast food chain. Today's owner is Yum! Brands a subsidiary of PepsiCo.

    1930 Harland D. Sanders (the Colonel) founds KFC. The actual distribution as a chain only began in 1952. Today's owner is Yum! Brands a subsidiary of PepsiCo.

    1940 John Fremont "Grandpa" McCullough and Herb Noble found Diary Queen in Jolliet, IL. Today it is owned by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway.

    May 15, 1940 Richard and Maurice ("Dick & Mac") McDonald found McD in San Bernadino, CA. McDonalds is an independent and publicly listed company and is still the world's top-selling fast food chain.

    1950 William Rosenberg founds Dunkin Donut in Quincy, MA. It is still independent as Dunkin Brands.

    1951 Robert O. Peterson founds Jack in the Box in San Diego, CA. Jack in the Box is independent and listed on NASDAQ.

    1954 James W. McLamore and David Edgerton found BurgerKing in Miami, FL. After the sale of Diageo (Classic Malts), the owners are now a group of investors around Goldman Sachs.

    1956 Carl Karcher founds Carls Jr. in Anaheim, CA. The CKE founded by Cark Karche is still the owner.

    1958 Dan and Frank Carney found Pizza Hut in Wichita, KS. Today's owner is Yum! Brands a subsidiary of PepsiCo.

    1962 Glen Bell founds Taco Bell in Downey, CA. Today's owner is Yum! Brands a subsidiary of PepsiCo.

    1964 Leroy and Forrest Raffel found Arby's in Boardman, OH. Belongs to Wendys today.

    1965 Fred De Luca and Peter Buck found Subway in Bridgeport, CT. The Doctor's Associates Inc. franchise is still privately owned by Fred De Luca.

    1969 Dave Thomas founds Wendys (named after his daughter's nickname). Together with Arbys, it forms a joint group.

    1971 Gerald Baldwin, Gordon Bowker and Zev Siegl found Starbuchs in Seattle, WA. Starbucks is a separate NASDAQ company.

    1983 Robert, Andrew and Peggy Cherng found Panda Express in Pasadena, CA as an offshoot of their Panda Inn chain. The chain is still independent and privately owned by the founders.

    Sources: Research in Wikipedia in German and English and on the websites of the fast food chains.

    The next episode is about the family restaurants.

  • Interesting

    Yum! Brands seems to be quite big ...

    LG Ilka

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    Yum! is the subsidiary of PepsiCo, which controls the restaurant activities.

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yum!_Brands

  • Interesting.

    Panda ind IHOp my personal favorites.

    Mc Do is good for coffee and toilet break ...

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    Yum! is the subsidiary of PepsiCo, which controls the restaurant activities.

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yum!_Brands

    Yum is no longer part of PepsiCo ...
    At least that's what the Wiki article says:

    Until 2002 the company was called Tricon Global Restaurants and belonged to 1997 to PepsiCo Inc.

    But thanks for the great compilation, it's interesting
    to know who is behind this.

    Andree

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    Very interesting.

    Thanks Ralph for the info.

    LG
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    In the article about KFC it says:


    In 1997, Kentucky Fried Chicken was spun off from PepsiCo's other restaurant chains as Tricon Global Restaurants (later renamed Yum! Brands) and listed on the stock exchange.

    The CEO David Nowak:


    Novak has also served as Chief Operating Officer of Pepsi-Cola North America, and Executive Vice President of Marketing and National Sales for the Pepsi-Cola Company

    So I would assume that PepsiCo still has shares in Yum! holds.

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    Here are the family restaurant chains (called casual dining restaurants in the USA):

    In 1953 Richard Jezak and Harold Butler founded Denny's as Danny's Donut in Lakewood, CA. In 1959 the name was changed to Denny's. Denny's is listed on NASDAQ, but has been 47% owned by the FlagStar Group since 1992.

    In 1958, Jery Lapin, Al Lapin and Albert Kallis founded the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) in Toluca Lake, CA. Merger with Applebee's since 2007.

    In 1958, Del and Helen Johnson founded Sizzler as Del's Sizzler Family Steak House in Culver City, CA. After going bankrupt in the mid-1990s, the chain is now owned by Australian investors.

    In 1965 T.G.I. Friday's by Walker Willett in New York City, NY. It is privately owned by franchisees.

    In 1968, Bill Darden & Charley Woodsby founded Red Lobster in Lakeland, FL as Harbor for Seafood Lovers. Today part of Darden Restaurants, a NASDAQ company under the leadership of Bill Garden.

    In 1971 Peter Morton & Isaac Tigrett opened the first Hard Rock Cafe in London / GB. Today HRC belongs to the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

    In 1975 Larry Lavine opened the first Chili's restaurant in Dallas, TX. It has been part of Brinker Family Restaurants since 1983.

    1980 Bill and T.J. Palmer establish Applebee's in Decatur, GA. Merger with IHOP since 2007.

    In 1983, six Clearwater, FL businessmen opened the first Hooter's restaurant there. It still belongs to a group of Clearwater and Atlanta businessmen.

    In 1985, Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax founded California Pizza Kitchen in Beverly Hills, CA. After being owned by PepsiCo, it is now a NASDAQ-listed company.

    In 1986, Ronn Teitelbaum founded the Johnny Rockets chain in Los Angeles, CA. Today owned by Red Zone Capital, a private investment firm.

    Outback Steakhouse is founded in Tampa, FL in 1988 by Bob Basham, Chris T. Sullivan, Trudy Cooper and Tim Gannon. So it's not Australian, as you always think, but traditionally American. It still belongs to one of the founding companies.

    Texas Roadhouse is founded in 1993 by Kent Taylor in Clarksville, IN. Today the company is listed on NASDAQ.

  • Very interesting thread deer, thanks for the research

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    Sandra

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    What surprised me was the fact that most family restaurants are much younger than the fast food chains.

    With some I would have expected it to be the other way around.

  • Ralph, I think you want to torment us all!

    When I read all these names, I get really hungry. Now I would really like the delicious Garlic Shrimps at Red Lobster or a delicious steak with Endless Salad Bar at Sizzler or a huge breakfast at Denny's or ... or ... or ......


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    That makes you hungry, doesn't it?

  • Great line-up!

    It's a shame there is no Jack in the Box in Florida ...
    Then I'll just go to Wendy's, like that!

    My wife and I prefer to eat at Outback or Chili's.
    Unless we're in Orlando or Las Vegas at the moment, then I'm always for something in the sense of "All you can eat".

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    In 1971 Peter Morton & Isaac Tigrett opened the first Hard Rock Cafe in London / GB. Today HRC belongs to the Seminole Tribe of Florida.


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  • Respect! Really an interesting combination. The only thing missing are the special types Subway (according to my observation, those that have an above-average number of high-turnover locations) and Starbucks, which are so numerous that it is now joked that additional branches could only be opened within Starbucks branches.

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    Respect! Really an interesting combination. The only thing missing are the special types Subway (according to my observation, those that have an above-average number of high-turnover locations) and Starbucks, which are so numerous that it is now joked that additional branches could only be opened within Starbucks branches.