McDonald’s cautions on October sales

OAK BROOK Ill. After posting another quarter of positive sales trends and profit growth, McDonald’s Corp. said October could be the month when its momentum finally falters in the face of the U.S. recession.

Chief executive Jim Skinner said domestic same-store sales for October would be flat or slightly negative, mainly because of tough comparisons from a year earlier, as well as a suboptimal operating environment and bad weather last week in the eastern United States.

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