KFC China same-store sales fall 16%

KFC China same-store sales fall 16%

Parent Yum China's sales drop as negative publicity, avian flu burden chain

KFC saw same-store sales in China drop 16 percent last month, and the chain is now facing a new round of avian flu concerns that broke out in China in early April.

Parent company Yum! Brands Inc. estimated that overall same-store sales in its China division declined 13 percent in March, signaling a long road to recovery. The decline at KFC was partially offset by a 4-percent increase at Pizza Hut Casual Dining.

The March results narrowed

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