McD posts positive July sales trends

Beverages, menu price increases help U.S. book 4.4% same-store sales increase

McDonald’s Corp. said Monday its 5.1-percent increase in global same-store sales in July was driven by beverages, especially new additions like the Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Smoothie, and menu items like premium chicken sandwiches.

For the month, same-store sales rose 4.4 percent in the United States, 5.3 percent in Europe, and 4 percent in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa region, or APMEA.

The company’s U.S. division was up against a difficult comparison in

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