McDonald’s reported net income of $1.39 billion, or $1.40 per share, in the quarter compared with $1.40 billion, or $1.38 per share, a year earlier

McDonald’s reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as comparable sales in its struggling US business fell for the third straight quarter and (...)

Hard to digest: sales at McDonald’s US locations open at least 13 months fell 1.4 per cent in the fourth quarter. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant chain, posted fourth-quarter profit that was little changed from a year earlier as US same-store sales fell(...)

Wall Street analysts had expected McDonald’s business to pick up in the middle of this year as food inflation and other pressures ease.

McDonald’s dashed investor hopes that its business would strengthen in the second half of the year, blaming tougher competition in the US and weaker s(...)

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