100% recycled paper

By using 100% recycled paper for Pizza Hut boxes, 76,008 trees have been saved 137 truckloads of trash has been diverted from the landfill 190,020 tons of air pollutants have been prevented 22,169,000 US gallons of water has been saved

If we had to peel

If we had to peel all the potatoes sold in our KFC and Taco Bell restaurants as French fries, we would have to peel over 71’000’000 potatoes a year!

our recycling has saved

Since working with our contracted waste service provider, our recycling has saved: 96,792 Cu. Yd of Landfill space 132,282,646 Electricity Kilowatt hours 64,528 barrels of Oil 1,935,844 pounds of air pollution prevented 860,159,840 liters of water 548,488 trees


The UPGC purchases in excess of 30,000,000 kilograms of fresh chicken for KFC restaurants across Canada. 20,000,000 tortillas for Taco Bell restaurants across Canada. 4,000,000 kilograms of cheese for Pizza Hut restaurants across Canada.

Diesel fuel

Diesel fuel, used in most delivery vehicles, continues to be priced higher than regular gasoline fuel even though Diesel is a by-product of gasoline.

Over 25,000,000

Over 25,000,000 cases of product were shipped by UPGC Vendors to YUM branded restaurants last year.

UPGC consists

UPGC consists of over 100 shareholders representing more than 1100 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants across Canada.


UPGC was officially established on April 20, 1999. As a result of the
overwhelming success of both the original KFC National Purchasing
Co-operative in the US and Canada and the need to focus on the supply
system as a whole, the unification of two existing purchasing entities,
“Food Service Purchasing of Canada” and Tricon’s “Supply Chain
Management,” became a reality.

The new group would aptly be called Unified Purchasing Group of Canada
Inc. and would be run as a not for profit cooperative owned by and
managed on behalf of the franchisees. 

This new organization would encompass the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell
brands and include all KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchised and
licensed restaurants across Canada.