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2015 International Top 25: Strong U.S. dollar can ding company results

This story is a part of NRN’s International Top 25, an annual look at the 25 largest restaurant chains and companies based outside of the United States and Canada based on their worldwide foodservice sales. Sales and figures were calculated by London-based Euromonitor International.

In its recently completed third quarter, McDonald’s Corp. said that its revenues fell by $372 million, or 5 percent. But it wasn’t because the company sold fewer hamburgers.

The problem was the dollar.

The strong U.S. dollar has been a burden on many company earnings, Yum! Brands Inc., Domino’s Pizza Inc., Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, included.

At a big global multinational like McDonald’s, the impact of the dollar can be big. McDonald’s said that, without that fo

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