Yum brands Research and Development Expenses

Research and Development (R&D) Expenses of Yum Brands

The following table shows the R&D expenses of Yum brands from 2010-2017

Yum brands research and development expenses 2010-2017
YearR&D Expenses in million dollars
2017 $          22 
2016 $          24 
2015 $          25 
2014 $          25 
2013 $          31 
2012 $          30 
2011 $          34 
2010 $          33 

In 2016 and 2017, Yum brands invested $24 and $22 millions in Research and Development. For continuous growth, the brand invests in research and development programs and also involves suppliers in research and development activities. It has R&D facilities operational in Plano, Texas (KFC and Pizza Hut Divisions); Irvine, California (Taco Bell Division); Louisville, Kentucky (KFC U.S.) and several other locations outside the U.S.

 

Sources:

Data from the annual reports of Yum brands

http://investors.yum.com/annual-reports/Index?KeyGenPage=1073753239