Yum! Brands Global Nutrition Guidelines
Yum! Brands recognizes that eating habits vary from society to society based on differences in local food preferences and culture. We believe a balanced diet consists of a variety of foods from the recognized food groups such as grains/rice/cereals; vegetables; dairy; meat/beans; fats; fruits; and optional calories from sweets. We will strive to proactively improve the nutrition profile of our high quality food content, while providing great taste. We always will offer a variety of menu options at each of our brands that can be part of a sensibly-balanced diet. We will educate consumers about our product nutrition and support exercise programs. We want consumers to make informed choices about their balanced diet and incorporate exercise into a healthy lifestyle.
In addition to nutritional brochures available in stores, consumers can download a printable version by visiting any of the company's websites.
We are also pleased to announce KFC and Taco Bell converted all its U.S. restaurants to zero grams of trans fat cooking oil at the end of April 2007.
Here's a taste of some of the options Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC restaurants provide for consumers:
In the U.S., Taco Bell's Drive-Thru Diet® Menu features seven incredible tasting, Fresco-style menu offerings with nine grams of fat or less. Taco Bell Drive-Thru Menu items cut the fat, not the flavor, so they have the same great Taco Bell taste including grilled, marinated all-white-meat chicken, Carne Asada Steak and seasoned beef - with fewer calories and less fat. For example, a Fresco Ranchero Chicken Soft Taco contains 170 calories and four total fat grams versus 270 calories and 14 total fat grams for the regular menu item. Drive-Thru Diet Menu items replace cheese and sauce ingredients with daily-prepared fresh Fiesta Salsa, a zesty yet mild mix of chopped tomatoes, onions and cilantro, which contains only five calories and zero fat grams.
With more than 30,000 different topping combinations, pizza at Pizza Hut can be customized for individual preference, taste and lifestyle. For example, ordering a Thin 'N Crispy® Pizza with half the amount of cheese, extra sauce and choosing toppings that are lower in fat (lean meats such as chicken or ham and vegetable toppings), consumers can enjoy a great tasting pizza with 25% less fat than the regular Thin 'N Crispy® Pizzas. In some restaurants, this can be found on the menu as The Fit 'N Delicious Pizza™. Additionally, our veggies and Italian sausage are all natural and our 100% seasoned beef and pork sausage is made without fillers.
Consumers can create a variety of meals with lower fat content from KFC's U.S. menu by choosing Kentucky Grilled Chicken (4 - 10 grams fat dependent upon piece) or by removing the skin and breading on KFC's Original Recipe® chicken breast (3.5g fat) and choosing two home-style sides, such as the 3 inch corn on the cob (0.5g fat), mashed potatoes and gravy (4.0g fat), green beans (0g fat) or BBQ Baked Beans (1.5g fat). Consumers can also select the Honey BBQ KFC® Snacker (3g fat) or the Honey BBQ Sandwich (3.5g fat), where available, with a 3" corn on the cob (0.5g fat) and a side of green beans (0g fat).