McD outlines three-part growth strategy

New units, remodeling and menu items from the Pub Burger to McBites ahead in 2012

McDonald’s Corp. said Thursday it would increase capital expenditures next year to $2.9 billion, accelerating growth domestically and abroad with the openings of more than 1,300 restaurants, as well as continued remodeling efforts on established units.

Its menu also continues to be a major focus, with items from new burgers to additional desserts planned for test in 2012.

Chief executive Jim Skinner told attendees at its Investor Day conference Thursday that McDonald&rsquo

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