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A closer look: Yum! Brands’ plant-based food journey

Article via YUM!

"Motivated by a combination of environmental sustainability and diversity in diet, consumers are driving changes to food patterns across the world. All it takes is a glance at restaurant menus or the refrigerated sections of grocery stores to see that plant-based food is likely more than a passing trend.

Recently, Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill, published its 2019 Recipe for Good report, which looks back on its progress in the areas pertaining to Yum!’s people, planet and food. One of the key areas highlighted is each brand’s embrace of menu diversification and the expansion of its vegetarian and plant-based options.

“Consumers are making their preferences known by how and where they spend their dollars,” said Missy Schaaphok, registered dietitian nutritionist and Taco Bell’s senior manager of Global Nutrition and Sustainability. “In fact, Taco Bell has been a leader in the plant-based space for years; more than 14% of all items ordered in the United States are vegetarian or made so through substitution or removal of an ingredient.”"

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