OAK BROOK, ILL. — Global comparable sales at McDonald’s Corp. increased 2.4% in November.

“McDonald’s is a destination for more than 69 million customers every day because we offer great-tasting, high-quality food in increasingly modern and appealing restaurants,” said Don Thompson, president and chief executive officer. “We are strengthening our focus on the global priorities that are most impactful to our customers – optimizing our menu, modernizing the customer experience and broadening accessibility to our brand to move our business forward amid today's broad-based economic and competitive challenges. I am confident these strategies and the actions we are taking will solidify our foundation and deliver long-term profitable growth in the future.”

U.S. comparable sales were up 2.5% in November on breakfast options, everyday value offerings, premium options and the beverage line-up.

European comparable sales were up 1.4% as positive results in the United Kingdom and Russia offset results in Germany.

McDonald’s said comparable sales increased 0.6% in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa on positive results in Australia and other markets that offset weakness in Japan.