McDonald's same-store sales reflect deflating consumer confidence

McDonald's same-store sales reflect deflating consumer confidence

McDonald’s Corp. reported softening same-store sales for the month of May, with notable weakness in key markets like Japan, China and Germany signaling to securities analysts that global consumer confidence may be weakening.

For the month, McDonald’s global same-store sales rose 3.3 percent, comprising gains of 4.4 percent in the United States and 2.9 percent in Europe, as well as a 1.7-percent decline in its Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, or APMEA, division.<

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