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Are Drones Coming to a Restaurant or Hotel near You?

Drone with GoPro camera underneath

Unmanned drone using a GoPro camera / photo by Don McCullough

SEATTLE – On Sunday evening Jeff Bezos, CEO of multinational e-commerce company Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), said on CBS News' 60 Minutes television show that his firm is experimenting with delivering its products using drones.

Yum! Brands Reorganizes U.S. and International Divisions

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) announced that on January 1, 2014, it will combine its international and U.S. divisions for KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

AdAge Touts Taco Bell "Live Mas" Campaign

Doritos Cool Ranch poster in the window of a Taco Bell
A Doritos Cool Ranch poster on the window of a Taco Bell, photo/bmm

Taco Bell saw a quantum marketing shift in 2012 from its food-as-fuel "think outside the bun" to its now "Live mas" tagline. Ad Age says the fifty-year old fast food test kitchen has launched a major marketing hit with its latest menu items and campaign.

Giant Flynn Restaurant Group Buys Yum Franchisee

SAN FRANCISCO—The country's largest restaurant franchisee, Flynn Restaurant Group, announced today the acquisition of 62 Taco Bell and other Yum Brands restaurants for an undisclosed amount on August 21.

Cancer-Stricken Pizza Hut Franchisee Moves to Trial

Pizza Hut sign in Kentucky
photo/bmm

NEW ORLEANS – Franchisee Larry Lundy finally received some good news this summer. It was not from his doctors treating his cancer or chronic myelogenous leukemia. It was from a judge ruling on Pizza Hut’s three-year litigation against him, in trying to take over his forty restaurants in Louisiana.

Era Ends for Northwestern KFC Franchise

The Colonel watches on
A silhouette in a KFC of Colonel Sanders watching. photo/bmm

Scott Dickenson is shuttering his KFC business, Dickinson Northwest Inc, because of a string of declining sales.

Taco Bell Sacks Kid’s Meals

Taco Bell Kid's Meal Discontinued
photo/Taco Bell

IRVINE – Taco Bell announced today that it will discontinue kid's meals and toys at its U.S. restaurants.

Science Fiction? Yum Says Taco Bell Will Double Sales by 2021

Demolition Man scene, all restaurants converted to Taco Bell

Faced with tough news from its other brands, Yum Brands tried to dazzle analysts last month, saying that Taco Bell will double domestic sales to $14 billion by 2021 and open 2,000 new locations. But why be so shortsighted?

YUM Brands: A Picture Says a Thousand Words

YUM Brands presented at the Goldman Sachs Lodging, Gaming, Restaurant and Leisure Conference this week. Most of the news was on China.

Taco Bell Says Shell-Licking Employee Broke Contest Rules

An employee of a Taco Bell franchisee licks the taco shells to show how much he loves their taste

IRVINE, Calif. – A spokesperson for Irvine-based Taco Bell Corporation says that the viral photograph posted of an employee licking a stack of tacos isn't what you think it is.