McDonald’s says that a key sales measurement dipped in May, with weakness in the U.S. and some overseas markets.
The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that sales at locations open at least 13 months edged down 0.3 percent last month. That was better than the 1.1 percent decline that analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected.
In the U.S., the figure declined 2.2 percent – just about even with the 2.1 percent dip Thomson Reuters analysts predicted. The measurement dropped 3.2 percent for the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East and Africa – better than the 5 percent drop analysts forecast.
Europe was a bright spot, rising 2.3 percent. This was much better than the 0.3 percent increase analysts called for.