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No car, no problem: Taco Bell and KFC delivery to be expanded through partnership

A Taco Bell facade is seen behind a KFC drive-thru sign in Saugus, Mass. Yum Brands, which owns both businesses, is teaming up with Grubhub to expand its delivery business.
A Taco Bell facade is seen behind a KFC drive-thru sign in Saugus, Mass. Yum Brands, which owns both businesses, is teaming up with Grubhub to expand its delivery business. AP file

Hungry for some fast food but don’t have transportation? You’re in luck.

Yum Brands, the company which owns Taco Bell and KFC, announced a new partnership Thursday with Grubhub to expand delivery from the restaurants.

The online and mobile takeout food-ordering service will become the sole national partner of Yum, which will purchase $200 million in common stock in Grubhub.

“We are committed to making our iconic brands easier to access through online ordering for pickup and delivery, and aggressively pursuing delivery as a strategic global growth opportunity, with nearly half of our 45,000 restaurants already offering it today,” Greg Creed, Yum Brands CEO, said in a statement.

Artie Starrs, CEO for Pizza Hut U.S., also a Yum Brands restaurant, will join Grubhub’s board of directors.

“I have admired Grubhub’s innovative approach and dynamic leadership team, and I’m honored to be joining their board,” Starrs said in the statement.

Customers can use apps or websites from either eatery or Grubhub to place orders.

It’s unclear when Grubhub’s service will go into effect. In the meantime, some Taco Bell and KFC restaurants currently offer delivery through DoorDash.

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