In the U.S., same-store sales, or sales at restaurants open at least 13 months, rose 7.4%. McDonald's attributed the growth to strength in its breakfast business, beverages and new food offerings.
European same-store sales increased 6.1%, with growth in France, the U.S. and Germany driving results. McDonald's said special summertime menu offerings, along with "relevant" marketing, helped bring in customers.
Same-store sales surged 12.4% in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa region, with particular strength in Japan, Australia and China. The company credited menu promotions, extended hours and breakfast demand for the growth.
Shares of McDonald's, a
component, were up $1.15 to $51.30 in premarket trading.