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Cancer-Stricken Pizza Hut Franchisee Moves to Trial

Pizza Hut sign in Kentucky
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NEW ORLEANS – Franchisee Larry Lundy finally received some good news this summer. It was not from his doctors treating his cancer or chronic myelogenous leukemia. It was from a judge ruling on Pizza Hut’s three-year litigation against him, in trying to take over his forty restaurants in Louisiana.

Rockers Sue Pizza Hut for Using Their Song

Yum Brands is being sued by The Black Keys for allegedly using the rock group's song in its Pizza Hut commercials without permission.

Most Effective Restaurant Commercials of the Year

Ace Metrix has released its list of the year's most effective restaurant ads.

Yum to Refranchise U.S. Units, Grow China

A KFC Store in China
A KFC restaurant in Beijing, China. photo/Kyle Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) announced today that it expects to deliver at least 10% EPS growth in 2012.

Franchisee Battles New Storm against Pizza Hut

NEW ORLEANS – Veteran franchisee Larry Lundy has been no stranger to hardship, tragedy and setbacks in his three-decade career with Pizza Hut Inc. After being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, his treatment for the rare cancer threw him into a spiral of bankruptcy restructuring of his 67 stores. Lundy landed on his feet, only then to be hit by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Gustav.

Franchisees Buy A&W, Long John Brands from Yum

Sign outside of Yum Brand's head office in Louisville, Kentucky
Sign outside of Yum Brands headquarters, Louisville, Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In an unusual move, an independent franchisee association and franchisees will buy out their franchisors, hamburger brand A&W Restaurants Inc and fish chain Long John Silver's Inc. 

BofA to Sell Pizza Hut Franchise

In an effort to shrink the Bank of America to its core business, Bank of America is selling its stake in Pizza Hut's largest franchise for more than $800 million.

Analysis Gives Grim Outlook for Yum Franchisees

Goldman Sachs chart of Yum franchises declining
Yum U.S. franchise closures accelerate, Chart: Goldman Sachs, Yum data

NEW YORK – Goldman Sachs, hired as a financial advisor by Yum Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), released an in-depth analysis of the fast food chain’s prospects in the developed world. And it isn’t pretty.

Yum's Novak Says Col. Sanders and U.S. Franchisees Are Limiting Factors

YUM conducted their Q2 earnings call today. As usual, the story was all about China, the huge amount of profits that China and International (YRI) generate.

YUM Presents to Investor Confab, All International Focus, Says US Operations Not Strong

YUM presented to the Cowen and Company Consumer Conference Tuesday.