Skip navigation

A look back at Yum Brands’ U.S. acquisitions and sales, from Pizza Hut to The Habit Burger Grill

Over the last 43 years, the parent to Taco Bell and KFC has owned Pasta Bravo, Long John Silver’s and more

This week, Yum Brands, Inc., agreed to buy The Habit Restaurants, Inc., parent of Habit Burger Grill, for approximately $375 million.

The Habit Burger Grill, a fast-casual chain based in Irvine, Calif., has about 270 restaurants in 13 states. It joins Yum’s other brands: Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC. Yum, based in Louisville, Ky., has about 49,000 restaurants in more than 145 countries. The Habit Burger Grill will be the parent company’s only fast-casual brand, and its only burger brand.

But over the years, Yum, and its earlier iterations as a division of PepsiCo and as Tricon Global Restaurants, has owned a fair share of other restaurant chains. Those include Chevy’s Fresh Mex, D’Angelo Grilled D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches, East Side Mario’s, Hot ‘n Now, Long John Silver’s, A&W and Pasta Bravo.

Click through to see a timeline of Yum Brands’ restaurant acquisitions and sales, and NRN’s coverage of some, in the U.S. from 1977 to 2020.

Contact Leigh Anne Zinsmeister at [email protected]

Follow her on Twitter: @LeighAnneZin

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.