Supplier Diversity

Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions Supplier Diversity Program

Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions (RSCS) and Yum! Brands believe creating partnerships with certified diverse suppliers is a major competitive advantage and a powerful business tool. Our objective is to continue to find ways to increase opportunities for certified diverse suppliers who are competitive with other supply options.

With an annual purchasing volume of more than $6 billion, RSCS negotiates volume purchases of food, packaging, equipment and other supplies from manufacturers and suppliers for purchase by operators and distributors. As part of our commitment to the brands we support, RSCS works jointly with our brands to develop strategic relationships with diverse companies. Our shared vision is to be among the “best in class” corporate supplier diversity programs.

What We Buy

RSCS’ Procurement Department is the primary provider of Yum’s purchasing needs. Here are some examples of the products and services sourced by RSCS:

Food/Non-Food Items:

Appetizers Desserts Potato products
Beverages Dry seasonings Poultry
Buffet items Ice Cream, mugs Processed foods
Cheese Imported Foods Produce
Cleaning and sanitation supplies Meats Sauces
Condiments and portion control Oils Wheat Products

Equipment Items:

Front of House Back of House Exterior Building
Cleaning supplies
Interior lighting
Interior menu boards
POS equipment
Drink dispensers
Food prep
Holding equipment
Miscellaneous fabrication
Production lines
Construction and building materials
Drive-thru communications
Exterior lighting


  1. What is a certified diverse supplier? A company that is at least 51% owned, controlled and operated by one or more individuals with a diverse business classification who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents and physically located in the U.S. In the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock must be owned by one or more diverse owners. Eligibility for certification is typically established through a combination of screenings, interviews, and site visits.
  2. Do diverse suppliers need to be certified? While certification is not required to do business with Yum/RSCS, we strongly recommend certification so that the supplier can become part of our Supplier Diversity program. If a supplier is not certified, we do encourage them to become certified with one of our approved national certifying agencies.
  3. Why is certification important? Certification is an important tool that authenticates that a supplier is 51% owned, managed and controlled by a qualifying diverse group and helps ensure the integrity of Yum/RSCS’ Supplier Diversity program reporting. We proudly accept the following national certifications:
  4. Has your status as a diverse supplier changed? If your status has changed, you should notify us as soon as possible at . The change will not affect our supplier relationship, but it does impact our ability to keep information on diverse suppliers up to date.
  5. What if I have additional questions about RSCS’ Supplier Diversity program or how to register as a Supplier? Email

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