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McDonald’s posts slight Q3 comp gain for U.S. stores

McDonald’s posted a slight increase in U.S. same-store sales for the third quarter, marking what management was quick to herald as domestic operations’ first positive comp in two years.

Globally, same-store sales rose 4 percent, compared with the .9 percent increase for U.S. stores.

Overall, revenues decreased 5 percent, to $6.6 billion, but the company noted that intake would have climbed 7 percent if detrimental exchange rates had not come into play.

Net income rose 23 percent, to $1.3 billion.

McDonald’s attributed its U.S. sales gains to the introduction of a premium fried-chicken sandwich and tweaks to its breakfast menu, like a switch to using real butter. 

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