LOUISVILLE Ky. Yum! Brands Inc. reported this month that U.S. sales would be weaker than expected for the remainder of 2009, underscoring concerns that the restaurant industry, and even quick-service chains, still face an uphill battle. — Yum had said at the outset of 2009 that the second half of the year would provide some relief, as commodity cost pressures would have lessened and the consumer was expected to pick up ...

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