These profits taste like chicken. Like deep-fried chicken with a secret blend of 11 herbs and spices.
Some 60% of Yum!’s operating profit now comes from abroad, and the company is building a lot more stores outside the States than inside. CEO David Novak trusts "the power of our global portfolio" to keep earnings per share growing by 10% this year, despite "extreme financial pressure" on consumers everywhere.
Value-priced foods like gorditas, crispy chicken, and pizza seem to be in high demand in these trying financial times. McDonald's
Higher-end restaurateurs like Cheesecake Factory
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