Equipment Purchasing

Equipment Purchasing

Buyer's negotiate 20,000 equipment items in support of five brands

The equipment purchasing team sources equipment and smallwares, leveraging the combined volume for all Yum! Brands' restaurants as well as the A&W restaurant system. The team manages supplier relationships, product availability, price negotiations, product/supplier consolidation and cost reduction initiatives. Equipment purchasing also maintains supplier contracts, performs STAR audits, and manages the detailed database containing thousands of items purchased by concept co-op members. The scope of equipment purchasing also includes responsibility for approved equipment distribution relationships and store model management.
  • Individual contracts are held with each approved equipment/smallwares distributor. All distributors are given the RSCS negotiated costs from the suppliers, which allows them to compete based on their service level to Yum! Brands and A&W operators.
  • Equipment store models contain the approved equipment and smallwares necessary to build a specific restaurant plan. The models help ensure accuracy and consistency in the equipment package for every new build.
Equipment Categories

Front of House

Artwork
Carpet
Cleaning supplies
Decor'
Interior lighting
Interior menu boards
POS equipment
Seating

Back of House

Outside of Building

Drink dispensers
Food prep
Fryers
Holding equipment
Hoods
Miscellaneous fabrication
Ovens
Production lines
Refrigeration
Shelving
Smallwares
Construction and building materials
Drive-thru communications
Exterior lighting
HVAC
Menuboards
Signage

 

 

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