Yum! Brands Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Yum! Brands, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Yum! Brands data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Yum! Brands is a restaurant company specializing in fast food and quick service restaurants. Accordingly, Yum! Brands owns several globally known restaurants including KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. In 1997, Yum! Brands was founded through a spin-off from PepsiCo. Today, Yum! Brands prides itself as a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s largest restaurant corporations. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Yum! Brands operates over 55,000 restaurants in more than 155 countries and territories, and employs over 1.5 million individuals.  


In January 2023, Yum! Brands discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Yum! Brands determined that an unauthorized actor accessed this sensitive information by launching a ransomware attack on or around January 13, 2023. On April 6, 2023, Yum! Brands began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Driver’s license number

If you received a breach notification letter from Yum! Brands:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Yum! Brands data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Yum! Brands, Inc.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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