McD scores amid downturn, but doubts persist about espresso, Dollar Menu plans

McD scores amid downturn, but doubts persist about espresso, Dollar Menu plans

OAK BROOK ILL. McDonald’s Corp., reported upbeat third-quarter results and its highest same-store sales gain this year. —As independent and chain restaurants nationwide struggled in recent months amid dwindling traffic and waning consumer confidence, the apparent main beneficiary of a growing trading-down effect,

Nonetheless, analysts continued to question the pace

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