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As Yum U.S. Restaurants Struggle to Grow, China Spinoff Hits Wall

KFC in ShenZhen, Guangdong province, People's Republic of China
KFC sign in Shenzhen, China (photo/Steigerwald28)

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—As its various brands struggle in the U.S. to grow same-restaurant sales, Yum Brands [NYSE:YUM] now has to cope with another issue. News has leaked that the Yum's China spinoff has stalled.

Burger King Joins the Cheap Meal Fray

Burger King is giving fellow franchisors McDonald's and Wendy's a run for their money after introducing its latest cheap fast food offer.

Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Announce Partial Elimination of Artificial Ingredients

In an announcement adding to what may be a snowballing trend in restaurant chains, pushed by consumer demand, Yum! Brands' Taco Bell and Pizza Hut plan to do away with artificial flavors and colors in most of their menu items.

Woman Held Hostage Engineers Rescue through Pizza Hut App

A Florida woman being held captive along with her three children by their father was able to notify the police through a Pizza Hut app on her phone.

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

KFC sign
"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.