Yum! Brands Inc., owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut brands, said same-store sales rose 2 percent in China last month, trailing analysts’ estimates, as its fried- chicken and pizza chains face more local rivals.
Chinese affiliates of the four largest accounting firms were barred for six months from leading audits of U.S.-listed companies after failing to comply with Securities and Exchange Commission orders for documents at the heart of a series of accounting fraud probes.
Pizza Hut’s U.K. business, which is being sold by Yum! Brands Inc., may be acquired by buyout firm Endless LLP after other bidders dropped out, the Sunday Times reported, without saying where it got the information.
Tyree Johnson scrubs himself with a bar of soap in a McDonald’s bathroom and puts on fresh deodorant. He stashes his toiletries in a Kenneth Cole bag, a gift from his mother who works the counter at Macy’s, and hops on an El train. His destination: another McDonald’s.