Yum Brands Inc - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Yum Brands Inc Taco Bell sales jump; plans more fried chicken 'innovation' LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Taco Bell says a concoction made with a deep-fried chicken "taco shell" helped lure customers into its stores, and noted that it's planning more "Naked" chicken menu items. The chain's sales jumped 8 percent at established locations in the first three months of the year, which it credited in part to $1 menu items and its limited-time Naked Chicken Chal... Wed, 03 May 2017 14:51:00 GMT 2017-05-03T14:51:00Z KFC changing chicken sandwich prep, aiming to improve taste NEW YORK (AP) — KFC is aiming to take a bigger bite out of the chicken sandwich market by changing how it prepares them. The chain says it is hoping to improve the taste and is switching from filets that were breaded and frozen offsite before being shipped to the stores in favor of filets breaded at the stores. That's similar to how rivals Chick-fil-A and Popeye's already pr... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:59:00 GMT 2017-04-18T18:59:00Z KFC to stop using chickens raised with human antibiotics NEW YORK (AP) — KFC said Friday that it will stop serving chickens raised with certain antibiotics. The fried chicken chain said the change will be completed by the end of next year at its more than 4,000 restaurants in the U.S. KFC said is working with 2,000 farms around the country to stop using antibiotics that are used by humans. An... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 20:59:00 GMT 2017-04-07T20:59:00Z Carl's Jr. parent company names CEO to replace Andy Puzder NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains on Tuesday named a new CEO to replace Andy Puzder, who last month withdrew his nomination to be Labor Secretary under President Donald Trump. CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. says Puzder will be replaced in April by Jason Marker, who most recently was president of Yum Brands Inc.'s Kent... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:12:00 GMT 2017-03-21T22:12:00Z Burger King, Tim Hortons owner adding Popeyes to holdings NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, with plans to accelerate the growth of the fried chicken chain. Such a move fits Restaurant Brands International's strategy of taking over well-known fast-food chains that it believes have the potential for wider expansion. While Popeyes has a presence in almost every state,... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:12:00 GMT 2017-02-21T17:12:00Z Coca-Cola trying to slim down business, not just drinks NEW YORK (AP) — Coke is trying to slim down its business, not just its sodas. The Atlanta-based company said its profit fell 55 percent as global sales volume dipped and it booked charges related to getting out of the manufacturing and distribution of its drinks. Coca-Cola Co. has been selling those operations back to independent bottle... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:38:00 GMT 2017-02-09T22:38:00Z Yum blames Pizza Hut's problems on weak image for delivery NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut is struggling, and executives are blaming its reputation for being more of a sit-down restaurant than a delivery chain. Yum Brands Inc. said Thursday that Pizza Hut's sales slid 4 percent at established U.S. locations in the last three months of 2016. The company said it has brought in outside experts to address issues such as digital ordering, deli... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:17:00 GMT 2017-02-09T18:17:00Z Pizza Hut plans to hire 11,000 ahead of the Super Bowl NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut is gearing up for the Super Bowl by hiring 11,000 people in the U.S. to cook up its pies, deliver them to hungry customers or manage its restaurants. The Super Bowl is the busiest day of the year for Pizza Hut, and it expects to sell more than 2 million pizzas during the Feb. 5 football game. It plans to fill a... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:01:00 GMT 2017-01-19T17:01:00Z McDonald's sells China business in deal worth up to $2.1B HONG KONG (AP) — Fast-food giant McDonald's is selling a controlling stake in its China business to a group of investors led by state-owned Chinese conglomerate Citic in a deal worth up to $2.1 billion, the companies said Monday. The transaction is part of a global business overhaul being carried out by the American company to keep up with changing tastes... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:36:00 GMT 2017-01-09T14:36:00Z