McDonald's sees sales increase despite home market slump

Global like-for-like sales at fast food giant McDonald's lifted 2.7 per cent as growth overseas offset a drop in the US.

Higher overseas sales for McDonald's offset a decline in the US for the burger giant. Picture: Contributed
Higher overseas sales for McDonald's offset a decline in the US for the burger giant. Picture: Contributed

The world’s biggest burger chain attributed the decline at home to a tough comparison with the same quarter a year earlier, when it launched its all-day breakfast menu.

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