McDonald's Corp. (Oak Brook, Ill.) reports its same-store sales grew 4.9 percent in August. Divided into segments, its U.S. comparable-store sales grew 4.6 percent; Europe rose 2.2 percent, and the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa region increased 7.8 percent.
"Giving our customers a unique balance of food and beverage choices is driving performance in every area of the world," says ceo Jim Skinner. "We intend to continue our momentum by further enhancing the McDonald's experience and giving customers even more reasons to visit."
The fast-food retailer says the popularity of McCafe Real Fruit Smoothies and Frappes helped drive sales in the U.S.
The company operates 32,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.