KFC is the largest quick-service chicken chain in the United States, specializing in chicken on the bone marinated in a secret blend of herbs and spices developed decades ago by founder Col. Harland Sanders. It is a division of Louisville, Ky.-based Yum! Brands Inc. (Ticker: YUM), which also operates or franchises Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

Chain Snapshot

Segment: Quick Service

Headquarters: Louisville, Ky.

CEO: John Cywinski

Financial Data

Systemwide Sales: $4.5 billion (U.S., FY 2012)

Total Units: 4,618 (U.S., FY 2012)

Sales Per Unit: $957,700 (Estimated, FY 2012)

Source: NRN Top 100 report


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