The Global McDonald's Sales Slump: Bad, but Not Getting Worse

McDonald’s warned investors this summer that the expired meat incident in Asia would dent global sales for the year. Three months later, here’s what the impact looks like: Worldwide comparable sales for the year ended in October are down 1 percent, with the steepest declines coming in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East, and Africa region (off 2.9 percent) and the U.S. (down 2.1 percent).

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