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McDonald's Had Big January

Domestic comps rise by almost 10%.
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reported blowout January sales Wednesday, including same-restaurant results that rose nearly 10% in the U.S.

Overall, comparable-store sales rose 5.7% in January compared with a year earlier, including a 9.7% jump in the U.S. and a 3.3% rise in the company's Asia Pacific/Middle East/Asia segment. European comps fell 0.5%.

The companywide results are the 33rd straight month of rising comps.

"In the U.S., our momentum continued with January comparable sales up nearly 10% driven by the underlying strength of our Plan to Win. Our strong breakfast business, popular core and premium menu choices, everyday value, extended hours, gift cards and mild January weather contributed to results," the company said.

Tuesday's numbers continue an uptrend in domestic sales at the burger chain. In the U.S., McDonald's comparable-store sales rose 4.4% in December; 4.5% in November; 3% in October; and 2.7% in September.

The stock rose 6 cents to $36.25 early Wednesday.