Pizza Hut and KFC Center of Restaurant Excellence

Plano, Texas

Yum! Brands – Pizza Hut and KFC Global desired to have a corporate campus that would embody their collaborative nature, express their brand visions and provide the infrastructure for innovation. GFF Interiors was hired to help guide the transformation of their existing campus and create an environment that embodied their corporate culture. A two-phased plan was developed that doubled the existing office. Both phases created new work environments geared toward brand connectivity while increasing access to technology and functional collaborative spaces. Base elements of the design were carried throughout the building, but the strategic introduction of rich textures, comfortable furniture and unique materials helped each brand create a personalized identity.

To foster innovation, the program included a large warehouse equipped to handle three full-size restaurant mock-ups, a demonstration classroom and a 500-person multipurpose room. A prefunction area adjacent to the main lobby offers a flexible gathering area to promote global relationships and serve food from around the world. The total combined expansion provided the flexibility Yum! Brands needed to house a diverse group of brands and job functions.