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Pizza Hut looks to delivery to reinvigorate brand

Chain’s same-store sales fall in 4Q as competitors flourish

Yum Brands Inc., having newly spun off its Yum China division, reported on Thursday a strong fourth quarter for its KFC and Taco Bell brands, which each indicated strong system sales growth and same-store sales increases of 3 percent.

The exception was Pizza Hut. In the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, same-store sales fell 2 percent globally, including a 4-percent decline in its struggling U.S. market.

The numbers are particularly troublesome for Yum, which has spent much of the

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