McDonald’s U.S. Sales Rise 4.6 Percent in Third Quarter

by Alex Tostado

Chicago — McDonald’s Corp. has reported its third-quarter sales rose 4.6 percent year-over-year in the United States. The Chicago-based restaurant chain cited its utilization of delivery, digital orders and drive-thru to recover from its second-quarter sales dip. Globally, sales were still down on a year-over-year basis, dropping 2.2 percent in the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30.

The chain’s total revenues were also down 2.2 percent from the third quarter of 2019. McDonald’s reported revenues reached $5.42 billion, which beat economists’ forecast of $5.4 billion. The revenues show a promising recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, compared to the second quarter of this year when revenues totaled $483 million.

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