LEGAL | Staff Reporter, UK

KFC UK sales up 19% in Q2

The country accounts for 6% of the fast food chain’s system sales worldwide.

KFC system sales in the UK rose 19% for the second quarter ended 30 June 2019, according to its parent Yum! Brands.

The UK market's performance accounted for 6% of KFC’s system sales worldwide.

Globally, KFC like-for-like sales in the quarter increased 6% with US like-for-like sales up 2% – system sales worldwide rose 5%. Operating margin meanwhile increased 8.6%, driven by refranchising, like-for-like sales growth and net new site growth.

During the period, KFC opened 331 restaurants in 54 countries.

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