Yum touts 2009 menu makeovers as U.S. operating profits plummet

LOUISVILLE KY. Yum! Brands Inc., following its disclosure of a 15.5-percent drop in third-quarter U.S. operating profit, has predicted solid overall earnings growth for 2009, including gains by lagging KFC from its upcoming rollout of Kentucky Grilled Chicken. —Foodservice behemoth

David Novak, Yum’s chairman and chief executive, also told stock a

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