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KFC’s Commitment to Championing Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

KFC’s Commitment to Championing Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Published 10-05-23

Submitted by Yum! Brands

KFC employees making hearts and signs with their hands.

Join us in applauding KFC India and KFC Pakistan for their commitment to championing equity, inclusion and belonging in their restaurants by offering professional development and educational opportunities for the hearing and speech impaired. We’re proud of the work being done by all our brands to make room for all people and voices at our table.

KFC Global CEO Sabir Sami states: 

At KFC, we foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, ensuring everyone has a seat at our table. One way this comes to life in our business is with KFC India and KFC Pakistan, and their commitment to the learning and use of sign language.

Today, there are more than 30 restaurants across India that are operated by people with hearing and speech disabilities. They are part of India’s effort to increase the number of people with disabilities working in our restaurants and help bridge the ability gap, leveraging sign language with team members and customers every day.

KFC Pakistan not only offers cutting-edge education to deaf students through trusted partners, but also actively integrates deaf individuals into its workforce – creating a strong culture of inclusion. They have also developed an app that helps you learn sign language, thereby building communication links for everyone.

On this International Day of Sign Languages, if you find yourself near a KFC in India or Pakistan, stop by for our delicious fried chicken and learn some sign language!

Two KFC cups with sign language on them.


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Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 54,000 restaurants in more than 155 countries and territories, operating the Company’s brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. The Company’s family of brands also includes The Habit Burger Grill, a fast-casual restaurant concept specializing in made-to-order chargrilled burgers, sandwiches and more. Yum! Brands was named to the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and was ranked on Newsweek’s list of 2021 America’s Most Responsible Companies. In 2022, Yum! Brands was named to 3BL Media’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens.

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