McDonald's May Sales Beat Expectations Thanks To Breakfast

” alt=”mcdonald’s fast food breakfast” align=”left” size=”xlarge” nocrop=”true” clear=”true”]McDonald’s global comparable sales rose 2.6% in May, topping analyst estimates of 1.7%, CNBC’s Becky Quick says.

The stock is up about 1.8% pre-market.

Here’s the full breakdown:

  • U.S. up 2.4%
  • Europe up 2.0% 
  • Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) up 0.9%

U.S. sales were “led by breakfast,” according to the company’s release. The UK and Russia led in Europe while China’s bird flue flare-up brought down results in Asia.

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