Yum expects China sales to accelerate in 2015

Yum expects China sales to accelerate in 2015

Company to expand in region despite recent food safety scares

Yum! Brands Inc. is still placing its future in China, with plans to build more than 700 restaurants there in 2015, despite food safety scares the past two years that have hit the company’s locations hard.

Getting China unit volumes back up to 2012 levels could generate $1.7 billion in revenue and $600 million in profits, executives of the Louisville, Ky.-based company said during its fourth-quarter earnings call Thursday.

Same-store sales in China fell 5 percent in 20

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