KFC co-branded with Russian name in Moscow

April 4, 2006 at 4:16 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 4 (UPI) -- Yum! Brands Inc. opened a KFC restaurant Tuesday in Moscow that is its first to be co-branded with a Russian restaurant chain.

The Louisville, Ky.-based Yum owns both the KFC brand, and Rostik Restaurants Ltd., which runs Russia's top chicken restaurant chain. The two are jointly operating the Moscow outlet.

Within the next 18 months, all existing KFC and Rostik's restaurants in Russia will be remodeled, company spokesmen said.

Yum! has about 34,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and territories. Its brands include KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver's.

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