Yum! Brands has reported that KFC system sales grew 5% in the UK during the first quarter while Pizza Hut was up 3%.

For the quarter ending 21 March the company recorded system sales growth of 4%. Worldwide restaurant margin decreased 1.7 percentage points to 17.5%,and worldwide operating profit decreased 8%.

KFC Division system sales increased 8%, driven by 2% unit growth and 5% same-store sales growth. Operating margin increased 1.8 percentage points to 26.3%. Operating profit increased 11%.

Pizza Hut Division system sales increased 2%, driven by 2% unit growth. Same-store sales were even. Operating margin decreased 1.5 percentage points to 30.0%. Operating profit declined 2%.

Taco Bell Division system sales increased 9%, driven by 3% unit growth and 6% same-store sales growth. Operating margin increased 5.2 percentage points to 26.6%. Operating profit increased 37%