McDonald’s 2014 performance may be worst in decades

McDonald’s 2014 performance may be worst in decades

Operator could report first systemwide sales decline in 30 years

McDonald’s Corp. will likely report its first decline in domestic systemwide sales in at least 30 years, following a year of historically poor performance.

According to a Nation’s Restaurant News analysis, the quick-service operator will report a 2014 decline in U.S. systemwide sales between 1.5 percent and 1.9 percent if it maintains the pace it set through November. The company will publish its annual report later this month.

A decline of 1.9 percent woul

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