McDonald's sales performance so far this year
McDonald's Corp. says a key sales figure rose 3.7 percent in August, as the fast-food chain emphasized the value of its menu offerings amid a challenging global economy.
The increase followed a disappointing performance in July, when the figure came in flat. It was the worst performance in nine years; the figure had grown every month since April 2003, including during the recession.
Here's a look at McDonald's global sales figures for the year so far:
January — up 6.7 percent
February — up 7.5 percent
March — up 7.7 percent
April — up 3.3 percent
May — up 3.3 percent
June — up 4.4 percent
July — flat
August — up 3.7 percent