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Scowling, Disapproving Italian Old-Timers Featured in Pizza Hut Ad Campaign

Whoever the casting director was for the current Pizza Hut ad campaign that features Italian old-country senior citizens who are picky about their pizzas, she succeeded brilliantly in finding the right people.

Sun Rises for Yum China, Night in America

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM), with some 40,000 affiliated restaurants worldwide, reported on Wednesday its financial results for the second quarter ended June 14, 2014.

Yum Pins Hopes on New CEO Greg Creed, Chairmen Trinity

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"Open 24 hours," shines a KFC sign in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. Photo/Steigerwald28

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Yum Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) announced that Taco Bell's CEO Greg Creed will become its chief executive officer on the first day of 2015. Yum's sitting chairman and chief executive officer David C. Novak will then become executive chairman.

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

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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.