Case | HBS Case Collection | May 2012 (Revised October 2012)

Yum! Brands

by Jordan Siegel and Christopher Poliquin


Yum!, the owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, asks what might be the lessons from its success in China for currently contemplated expansion into India and Africa. Also, the company contemplates whether Taco Bell can succeed abroad as part of a new expansion push. Also, the case asks what distance barriers are relevant for a fast food company specializing in part on fried chicken and Tex-Mex food.

Keywords: international business; international marketing; Global Strategy; Competitive Strategy; Food and Beverage Industry; United States; Europe; Australia; Africa; Asia;


Siegel, Jordan, and Christopher Poliquin. "Yum! Brands." Harvard Business School Case 712-422, May 2012. (Revised October 2012.)