As of Sep 30, 2017, there were 44,352 restaurants in over 125 countries worldwide, including 21,063 KFC, 16,551 Pizza Hut, and 6,738 Taco Bell, 2,335 of which were operated by the company and the remainder of which were franchised, licensed or operated by unconsolidated affiliates.

During fiscal 2016, the company and franchises opened 2,196 and closed 1,087 restaurants systemwide, while the company also refranchised 427.

At year-end, the company owned approximately 860 units and leased land, building or both for approximately 2,000 units worldwide. Company-owned restaurants in the U.S. with leases are generally leased for initial terms of 15-20 years and have renewal options.

The prototypical KFC is a 2,500 to 3,200 square foot freestanding building with a drive-thru on a 35,000 square foot lot, with seating for 60-85 guests and at least 35 parking spots. The prototype for an in-line or end-cap dine-in Pizza Hut is 2,000 to 3,500 square foot, with seating for 20 to 80 guests and parking for 20 to 50; and for a delivery unit 900 to 1,500 square feet with a minimum of 5 dedicated parking spots. For free-standing Pizza Hut units, there are 3 prototypes: a 1,100 to 1,500 square foot delivery unit, with seating for 8 to 12 guests and 20 to 40 parking spots; a 2,000 to 3,200 dine-in counter service unit with seating for 20 to 80 guests and 20 to 40 parking spots; and a 2,500 to 4,000 square foot dine-in full-service unit with seating for 50 to 100 guests and 30 to 60 parking spots. The prototypical Taco Bell is 1,600 to 2,600 square foot freestanding building with a drive-thru on a 21,000 to 26,000 square foot lot, with seating for 28-66 guests and at least 30 parking spots.

TTM20152014201320122011
Company-operated restaurants8,8738,9278,6648,1317,5787,437
Company-operated restaurant growth0.9%3.0%7.0%7.3%1.9%2.3%
Franchised restaurants34,21033,76532,88232,18031,43629,686
Franchised restaurant growth3.3%2.7%2.3%2.4%5.9%2.6%
Systemwide restaurants43,08342,69241,54640,31139,01437,123
Systemwide restaurant growth2.8%2.8%3.3%3.3%5.1%2.5%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft2,1002,1002,1002,1002,1002,100
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth-0.1%-0.1%-0.2%-0.1%1.0%0.0%

Notes:Franchised restaurants includes franchised, licensed and restaurants operated by unconsolidated affiliates