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McDonald's Sales Are (Still) in a Slump

The company’s same-store sales continued to decline in November
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With more than 35,800 global stores, McDonalds is still the world's largest fast-food chain. It just might not be the most relevant where consumer tastes are concerned—and newly released data indicate that the problem isn't going away. 

The burger chain reported this morning, Dec. 8, that same-store sales in November fell 4.6 percent in the U.S.—the biggest drop in more than a decade—and 2.2 percent globally. McDonald's same-store sales in the U.S. haven’t been positive since they rose 0.2 percent in October 2013.