McDonald's Reports Strong July Sales

Same-store sales up across the globe
Posted August 12, 2010

McDonald's Corp. (Oak Brook, Ill.) reported sales at U.S. restaurants open at least 13 months grew 5.7 percent, the company’s biggest monthly increase since it recorded a 6.1 percent gain in April 2009. The fast-food chain attributed the introduction of its new fruit smoothies and sales of iced frappes as a big summer hit with customers.

On a global perspective, same-store sales increased 7 percent, while sales climbed 5.3 percent in Europe and 10.1 percent in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.

McDonald's operates more than 32,000 restaurants around the world in 100 countries.