Sphera Franchise Group S.A. is a holding company which continuously builds a portfolio of well recognized, power brands, operated from a master franchise perspective such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Pizza Hut Delivery and Taco Bell in Romania, KFC in the Republic of Moldova and KFC in the north-east area of Italy.
KFC was first launched in Romania in 1997 and currently there are 72 restaurants in Bucharest and in other cities such as Timișoara, Cluj-Napoca, Suceava, Oradea, Pitești or Brașov. Sphera Francise Group also operates 2 restaurants in Chișinău and 2 in Italy.
Pizza Hut entered the Romanian market in 1994 by opening the first restaurant on Calea Dorobanților, in Bucharest. There are currently 22 restaurants all over the country.
Pizza Hut Delivery, the delivery concept by Pizza Hut, opened its first store in December 2007 in Vitan area, Bucharest. Currently Pizza Hut Delivery owns 18 units in total, most of them in Bucharest and the rest in the following cities: Brașov, Cluj, Ploiești as well as Popești-Leordeni.
Taco Bell, the world's leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand entered the Romanian market in October 2017. The Southern-Californian brand’s first two locations opened in Bucharest.
20 years on
We support our community through corporate responsibility programs
Vreau în clasa a noua” is a project dedicated to children from rural areas, for which the school year ends much earlier than it should. In collaboration with World Vision Romania, we support the children who don’t have the resources but are willing to keep on studying. Right now, there are 120 children that KFC and Pizza Hut support on an annual basis, through a number of monthly scholarships that cover their expenses for school and offer them access towards a better life.
Following the 2016 edition of the program, KFC together with Pizza Hut donated 117.000 euro to World Vision Romania.
Since 2004, we decided to get involved in a new CSR project, contributing to improve a major problem that the Romanian society is facing: the drop out of school children coming from families with poor material capabilities. We are part of this community and we wish to actively contribute to shape it as harmoniously as possible, so in 2015 the Hot Bucket from the KFC menu became “Bucket for good”: for every bucket purchased by our clients we donate 1 leu for the SOS Satele Copiilor organization. In just 10 months, the project had an unexpected success and we donated more than 50.000 euro to the organization, in order to support two houses from the SOS village which cover the food, clothing, medical care and educational activities.
“Fizica Altfel” is a project by CEAE (The Center for Educational Evaluation and Analysis) that aims to change the Romanian educational system in a structural and sustainable way, by replacing the traditional method of teaching physics with an investigation method. The teachers will learn new ways to cultivate and encourage the kids’ natural curiosity toward the word, stimulating the desire to discover, research and understand everything around them. This initiative trained over 1700 teachers that used this investigation method in the development process for over 100.000 students.
The project developed by Pizza Hut and Pizza Hut Delivery through HOSPICE House of hope has the purpose to support the palliative care services that this organization offers for free to children and adults that are diagnosed with incurable diseases. The partnership consists in donating 1 leu for every European Pizza, medium and large, on any crust, sold in Pizza Hut and Pizza Hut Delivery restaurants in Romania.
With the support from Pizza Hut and Pizza Hut Delivery, the HOSPICE House of Hope which will be able to continue their mission, to care for those that face an excruciating diagnosis, with professionalism and dedication, and to develop the palliative care on a national level.
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