Yum expects softer U.S. sales for the second half of fiscal ’09

Yum expects softer U.S. sales for the second half of fiscal ’09

LOUISVILLE Ky. Yum! Brands Inc. reported this month that U.S. sales would be weaker than expected for the remainder of 2009, underscoring concerns that the restaurant industry, and even quick-service chains, still face an uphill battle. —

Yum had said at the outset of 2009 that the second half of the year would provide some relief, as commodity cost pressures would have

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