Yum! Brands has reported that UK sales in KFC grew 9% in the year ending 27 December 2014 and 5% in the fourth quarter.

Pizza Hut UK sales were up 1% across the year and 4% in the last quarter, the company said.

The company announced that worldwide system sales grew 3% in the year with worldwide restaurant margin decreasing 0.5 percentage points to 14.5%. Worldwide operating profit increased 1%.

New international restaurants totaled a record 2,034, including 737 in China, 666 at KFC, 465 at Pizza Hut and 156 in India.   

KFC division system sales increased 6%, driven by 2% unit growth and 3% same-store sales growth. Restaurant margin increased 0.7 percentage points to 13.3%. Operating profit increased 13%.

Pizza Hut division system sales increased 1%, driven by 2% unit growth and offset by a 1% same-store sales decline. Restaurant margin decreased 3.5 percentage points to 8.2%. Operating profit decreased 13%.

In the fourth quarter,  worldwide system sales grew 3%.