Revenues also increased 9 percent to $6,111.6 million from $5,610.1 million. US revenue at company-owned and franchised restaurants open at least 13 months increased 2.9 percent, compared with 4.2 percent worldwide. Key contributors to McDonald’s US operations during the first quarter included featured products, such as the 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and the Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Burger.
“Our dedication to building the McDonald’s business by optimizing our menu, modernizing the restaurant experience and broadening accessibility continues to drive our global performance,” said Jim Skinner, CEO. “For the quarter, McDonald’s delivered double-digit earnings per share growth led by higher comparable sales and guest counts across all geographic segments and strong franchise margin performance.”