Restaurant Brands

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Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited
Public (NZX: RBD)
Industry Restaurants
Founded 1997
Headquarters Auckland, New Zealand
Key people
Russel Creedy, CEO = Grant Ellis, CFO
Products NZ franchises of KFC, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Carl's Jr
Total equity NZ$218 million (market capitalisation 19 May 2009)[1]
Number of employees

Restaurant Brands is a fast food company based in New Zealand and is listed on the NZ Stock Exchange as RBD. It operates most of New Zealand's KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl's Jr. and Starbucks stores and provides management and support services to New Zealand's independent KFC franchisees. It holds the New Zealand franchise for KFC and Pizza Hut from Yum Restaurants and Starbucks from Starbucks USA.


Restaurant Brands was formed to acquire shares in KFC and Pizza Hut from PepsiCo. It acquired KFC in 1989 and Pizza Hut in 1995. The company originally purchased 122 stores, 77 KFC stores, 43 Pizza Hut stores and 2 Joint KFC and Pizza Hut stores. It was listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange in May 1997 at an offer price of NZ$2.20. It secured the New Zealand franchise for Starbucks Coffee in 1998. In 2000 it acquired the Eagle Boys pizza chain and rebranded it as Pizza Hut.

In 2002 the company expanded its operations overseas with the acquisition of 51 Pizza Hut stores in Victoria, Australia. The Victorian operation ultimately proved unsuccessful, Restaurant Brands exiting the Australian market entirely by early 2008.


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