McD comps prove a pleasant surprise

OAK BROOK Ill.

McDonald’s far outstripped market expectations by posting domestic same-store sales gains of 4.3 percent for May, with chain officials crediting the boost to everyday bargains, menu variety and convenience.

Franchisor McDonald’s Corp. also cited strong demand for breakfast items and the two southern-style fried-chicken sandwiches that were introduced during the month.

In spite of the positive results, some analysts said they expect unusually hi

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