McDonald's global comparable sales finish the year strong

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OAK BROOK, ILL. — Comparable sales for McDonald’s restaurants worldwide increased 5.7% in 2006, 6.3% in the fourth quarter and 7.2% during the month of December. Global system-wide sales for McDonald’s restaurants rose 12.3% in December, or 8.3% in constant currencies.

U.S comparable sales rose 6.9% in December behind the success of McDonald’s breakfast lineup and the Snack Wrap.

Comparable sales in Europe rose 8.2%, led by strong performances across the continent.

In the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, sales rose 4.8%, aided by strong performances in Australia, Japan and China.

"We begin 2007 from a position of strength and remain focused on providing relevant menu choices and everyday affordability to serve the needs of our customers," said Jim Skinner, chief executive officer of McDonald’s Corp. "I am confident that we can continue our momentum as we enter the new year with ongoing dedication to outstanding restaurant execution."

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