A Yum! Brands Inc. Taco Bell is shown in Encinitas, California,U.S., October 3, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

A Yum! Brands Inc. Taco Bell is shown in Encinitas, California,U.S., October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Yum unit Taco Bell to open 9,000 restaurants in U.S. by 2022-end

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Taco Bell Corp, a unit of Yum Brands Inc , said on Friday it would open 9,000 restaurants in the United States by the end of 2022, creating 100,000 new jobs, just four days after its parent completed the spin-off of its China unit.

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Taco Bell, which currently operates about 7,000 units across the United States, had revenue of about $2 billion in 2015.

(Reporting by Abhijith Ganapavaram in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)