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Yum Brands to spin off troubled China operations

It has been plagued by mishaps stemming from problems with its poultry suppliers

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The average sales of a KFC store in China are now US$1.2 million, down from US$1.7 million in 2012, the year the food-safety scandals started to surface.

Hong Kong

YUM Brands, the restaurant company that owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, said on Tuesday that it intended to split its Chinese operations into a separate company. A string of mishaps in China have bedevilled Yum Brands over the last several years, most stemming from problems