NEW YORK — McDonald’s newly modernized stores and growth in delivery helped the world’s largest hamburger chain serve up the biggest increase in global sales at established locations during the second quarter in seven years. The challenge: getting more customers to show up at its U.S. locations.
The Chicago-based chain reported a 6.5% gain in sales at locations worldwide open at least 13 months. It marked the biggest gain since the first quarter of 2012 when it posted a 7.3% increase. It was also its 16th consecutive bump in comparable-store sales globally.
In the U.S., second quarter comparable sales increased 5.7%. That gain reflected the successful national and local deal offerings including the two for $5 Mix and Match incentive, newly remodeled stores and strength in its core menu items like Big Macs and Quarter Pounders, the company said.