Coming to a Country Near You: Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFCYum! Brands opened a total of 2,316 restaurants in 2016, and it is branching out more in 2017.Author:Gregg GreenbergPublish date:Feb 9, 2017 10:21 AM ESTYum! Brands(YUM) - Get Report restaurants -- including KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell -- are coming to a country near you. Pizza Hut opened 745 new international restaurants in 74 countries in 2016. Here is where the company is branching out in 2017.