McDonald's Global Comparable Sales Increase 2.4% In November

         McDonald's Global Comparable Sales Increase 2.4% In November

PR Newswire

OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 10, 2012

OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --McDonald's Corporation today
announced that global comparable sales increased 2.4% in November.
Performance by segment was as follows:

  oU.S. up 2.5%
  oEurope up 1.4%
  oAsia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa up 0.6%

"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 McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer
Don Thompson. "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 that 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 rose 2.5% in November as McDonald's remains a relevant
and affordable choice for consumers. Results for the month benefited from the
ongoing popularity of McDonald's breakfast along with balance across everyday
value offerings, premium menu options including the limited-time Cheddar Bacon
Onion sandwiches, and the beverage line-up.

In Europe, comparable sales increased 1.4% as positive results in the U.K.,
Russia and other markets were partly offset by performance in Germany. Across
the segment, enhanced value platforms and meal combinations, promotions
featuring premium menu options and the modernization of Europe's restaurants
contributed to November's sales performance.

In Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA), November's comparable sales
increased 0.6% as positive results in Australia and other markets were largely
offset by ongoing weakness in Japan. Throughout APMEA, expanded value
programs, locally-relevant menu variety, convenience and service enhancements
continue to be key drivers of the McDonald's experience.

Systemwide sales for the month increased 3.2%, or 4.8% in constant currencies.

Percent Increase/(Decrease)            Comparable      Systemwide Sales
                                       Sales           As       Constant
Month ended November 30,               2012       2011 Reported Currency
McDonald's Corporation                 2.4        7.4  3.2      4.8
Major Segments:
   U.S.                                2.5        6.5  3.5      3.5
                              Europe   1.4        6.5  0.5      4.2
                              APMEA*   0.6        8.1  4.5      4.9
Year-To-Date November 30,
McDonald's Corporation                 3.4        5.2  2.8      5.7
Major Segments:
                              U.S.     3.6        4.3  4.4      4.4
                              Europe   2.7        5.5  (2.0)    5.5
                              APMEA*   1.9        4.5  5.9      5.4
* Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa


  oComparable sales represent sales at all restaurants, whether operated by
    the Company or by franchisees, in operation at least thirteen months
    including those temporarily closed. Some of the reasons restaurants may be
    temporarily closed include reimaging or remodeling, rebuilding, road
    construction and natural disasters. Comparable sales exclude the impact of
    currency translation. Comparable sales are driven by changes in guest
    counts and average check, which is affected by changes in pricing and
    product mix. Management reviews the increase or decrease in comparable
    sales compared with the same period in the prior year to assess business
  oThe number of weekdays and weekend days can impact our reported comparable
    sales. In November 2012, this calendar shift/trading day adjustment
    consisted of one less Tuesday and Wednesday, and one more Thursday and
    Friday compared with November 2011. The resulting adjustment varied by
    area of the world, ranging from approximately 0.8% to 1.7%. In addition,
    the timing of holidays can impact comparable sales.
  oInformation in constant currency is calculated by translating current year
    results at prior year average exchange rates. Management reviews and
    analyzes business results excluding the effect of foreign currency
    translation and bases incentive compensation plans on these results
    because they believe this better represents the Company's underlying
    business trends.
  oSystemwide sales include sales at all restaurants, whether operated by the
    Company or by franchisees. While franchised sales are not recorded as
    revenues by the Company, management believes the information is important
    in understanding the Company's financial performance because these sales
    are the basis on which the Company calculates and records franchised
    revenues and are indicative of the financial health of the franchisee

Upcoming Communications

McDonald's tentatively plans to release fourth quarter results before the
market opens on January 23, 2013 and will host an investor webcast. This
webcast will be broadcast live and available for replay for a limited time
thereafter at

McDonald's is the world's leading global foodservice retailer with more than
34,000 locations serving more than 69 million customers in 119 countries each
day. More than 80% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated
by independent local men and women.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain forward-looking statements, which reflect
management's expectations regarding future events and operating performance
and speak only as of the date hereof. These forward-looking statements involve
a number of risks and uncertainties. The factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from our expectations are detailed in the
Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as its
annual and quarterly reports and current reports on Form 8-K.

SOURCE McDonald's Corporation

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