Graves Will Prevail Interim President Kevin Hochman, Who Is Resuming Elephantine-Time Leadership of KFC U.S.
Plano, TX (RestaurantNews.com) Pizza Hut this day announced the promotion of David Graves to President of Pizza Hut U.S., reporting to Pizza Hut Division Chief Government Officer Aaron Powell, efficient January 1, 2022. Graves currently serves as Usual Manager Pizza Hut U.S. and might perchance perchance even be triumphant Interim President Pizza Hut U.S. Kevin Hochman. In this position, Graves will proceed to invent on Pizza Hut’s momentum and buy responsibility for driving profitable same-retailer sales, franchise operations and total efficiency for the U.S. industry.
“David has a spirited-earned recognition for turning in outcomes, continually demonstrating his skills in identifying solutions to industry challenges that now no longer most attention-grabbing give a lift to the skills for purchasers, however furthermore support restaurant economics, and I couldn’t be extra glad by his promotion,” talked about Powell. “The Pizza Hut U.S. approach is stable, and the management and skill of this team is unparalleled. I’m confident that we’ll proceed to peep particular teach of this iconic trace in the years forward,” talked about Powell.
With Graves’ appointment, Interim President Pizza Hut U.S. Kevin Hochman, who dually serves as President and Chief View Officer KFC U.S., will resume fat-time management of KFC U.S., beginning January 1, 2022. Having served in an length in-between position at Pizza Hut U.S. since slack 2019, Hochman was as soon as prompted board to abet support the Pizza Hut U.S. industry and trudge up innovation whereas persevering with to steer a thriving KFC U.S. trace. Below Hochman’s and Graves’ management and in partnership with its franchisees, Pizza Hut U.S. has delivered product innovation, sustained sales improvement and endured to invest in its off-premise channel in step with engrossing consumer demand.
“Kevin has delivered in a extraordinarily indispensable and demanding plan, and I will’t thank him enough for his dedication and collaboration over the closing two years leading two of our iconic brands in the U.S.,” talked about David Gibbs, Yum! Brands CEO. “We’re genuinely glad with Pizza Hut’s endured trace revitalization and transformation to a most up-to-date off-premise industry in the U.S. I genuinely earn the total conceitedness in David Graves – who has done an improbable job reinvigorating Pizza Hut’s innovation pipeline and bringing the logo forward to customers in a approach that’s genuinely resonating – and mediate Pizza Hut has an incredibly bright future.”
Since becoming a member of Pizza Hut in early 2020 as Chief Place Officer, and most now no longer too lengthy ago as Usual Manager, Graves has played a serious position in the improvement and endured execution of Pizza Hut’s turnaround approach in the U.S. Sooner than becoming a member of Pizza Hut, Graves spent several years at KFC U.S. leading marketing approach and was as soon as to blame for much of the food innovation credited in KFC’s turnaround. Sooner than becoming a member of Yum! in 2016, Graves spent much of his occupation at Procter & Gamble, the save he led innovation and insights for several sizable brands in the consumer packaged items rental.
“I’m grateful to earn worked alongside Kevin the past two years at Pizza Hut and sooner than that, at KFC, and am honored to step into this position, leading one of The US’s iconic brands,” talked about Graves. “In partnership with our franchisees and the Pizza Hut management team, I’m excited to invent on our most novel momentum and abet manual this trace into the lengthy lumber.”
“The replacement to work on the Pizza Hut trace alongside this team has been an improbable skills. It’s fulfilling to peep the approach working that we put in put just about 2 years ago, highlighted by an improvement in four-wall economics,” talked about Hochman. “David is a proven leader and an finished trace builder, and I will’t mediate of an even bigger person to spin the torch to that ensures a seamless transition and endured success for the Pizza Hut U.S. industry.”
About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), based in 1958 in Wichita, Kan., Pizza Hut operates just about 18,000 restaurants in bigger than 100 countries. With easy command alternate choices alongside side the Pizza Hut app, cell spot, and Amazon and Google devices, Pizza Hut is dedicated to offering a straightforward pizza skills – from command to transport – and has Hut Rewards, the Pizza Hut loyalty program that affords aspects for every dollar spent on food any plan you command.
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