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McDonald’s December Sales May Have Increased 7%, Survey Shows

January 24, 2012

Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- McDonald’s Corp., the world’s biggest restaurant chain, may report sales at stores open at least 13 months increased 7 percent in December, the average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company is scheduled to report sales for last month and fourth-quarter earnings tomorrow at 7:58 a.m. New York time.

Global same-store sales rose 7.4 percent in November and 5 percent during the third quarter at the 33,100-location chain. Comparable, or same-store sales, are considered an indicator of growth because the numbers include only older restaurants.

--Editors: Kevin Orland, James Callan

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