McD bucks trend, posts 11.7% leap in Feb. comps

OAK BROOK Ill. McDonald’s Corp. reported on Monday an 11.7-percent surge in year-to-year February same-store global sales, which reflected an 8.3-percent jump at U.S.-based restaurants.

The company attributed the strong domestic performance to breakfast, coffee and the chain’s value positioning. The results also were aided by about 4 percentage points from the extra day in February during this leap year.

Even backing out the leap year effect, the

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