LOUISVILLE KY. Yum! Brands Inc., following its disclosure of a 15.5-percent drop in third-quarter U.S. operating profit, has predicted solid overall earnings growth for 2009, including gains by lagging KFC from its upcoming rollout of Kentucky Grilled Chicken. —Foodservice behemoth David Novak, Yum’s chairman and chief executive, also told stock analysts in a conference call this month that the company’s other brands intend to expand on ...

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