McD cites drinks, Olympic promos for leap in Aug. comps

OAK BROOK Ill. McDonald’s Corp. reported on Tuesday an 8.5-percent jump in August global same-store sales, with a 4.5-percent increase in the United States, driven by beverages, the chain’s breakfast menu and Olympic advertising for the new Southern Style chicken sandwich.

The largest restaurant company, based here, has been one of few in the industry able to withstand the economic malaise and to post positive sales trends even as consumers shy away from

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