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Yum China survives 'most difficult quarter' to log $83m profit

KFC operator says AI and selfless staff helped it overcome Shanghai lockdowns

HONG KONG -- Yum China Holdings, the country's largest fast food restaurant chain, weathered the "most difficult" period of Shanghai's COVID-19 lockdown to squeeze out a profit for the April-June quarter.

The company -- which operates over 8,500 KFC outlets and more than 2,700 Pizza Huts, among other brands -- was one of the hardest hit by President Xi Jinping's stringent zero-COVID policy.

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