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McDonald’s Delivers Strong Performance Worldwide; May Comparable Sales up 8.7%


* U.S. comparable sales up 7.4%
* Europe comparable sales up 8.9%
* Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa comparable sales up 10.2%

OAK BROOK, IL – McDonald’s Corporation announced today that global comparable sales rose 8.7% in May. Systemwide sales for McDonald’s restaurants worldwide increased 11.9% for the month, 10.0% in constant currencies.

McDonald’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Skinner said, “May marks another month of strong sustained sales and shows how well we are providing solutions for today’s busy lifestyles, with the convenience and value that customers expect from McDonald’s. We’ve re-energized our worldwide business with new food choices, redesigned restaurants and relevant marketing.”

In the U.S., McDonald’s successful Shrek the Third™ promotion, popular breakfast business and new products contributed to comparable sales growing 7.4% in May.

In Europe, comparable sales rose 8.9%. France, the U.K., Germany and nearly all other markets delivered positive results. Customers responded enthusiastically to the recent launch of Chicken Selects and Snack Wrap in Germany plus limited-time offerings of premium chicken and beef sandwiches in France and the U.K.

Robust sales in Japan, China, Australia and a majority of other markets in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa fueled the 10.2% comparable sales increase. Extended hours, breakfast, and relevant menu offerings continued to contribute to the segment’s results.

Skinner added, “Around the world, demand for McDonald’s continues to grow as we now serve 6 million more customers every day than we did in 2002. We are working to attract more customers, more often, through innovation, added convenience and greater menu choice to capture a larger share of the growing eating-out market.”


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