Updated with analyst comment and comparison to competitors.
November was the 103rd consecutive month with positive global comparable-store sales growth and Wells Fargo analysts in a recent report noted McDonald's "impressive track record."
Sales in Asia, the Middle East and Africa jumped 8.1%. Comparable-store sales in both Europe and the United States rose 6.5%.Growth in the East was led by Japan and China. In the U.S., seasonal peppermint mocha drinks as well as a chicken nugget promotion helped boost growth. McDonald's comparable-store sales in October rose 5.5%; again Asia, the Middle East and Africa were the leading regions. McDonald's sales boost in November carries on from 5% sales growth in the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30. For comparison, Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell-operator Yum! Brands (YUM - Get Report) had 6% worldwide sales growth in the third quarter; Yum's same-store sales in China jumped 19%. Starbucks' (SBUX - Get Report) global comparable sales rose 9% in the fourth quarter ended Oct. 2, with 10% of that increase coming from the U.S. and 6% from international sales. "
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