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McDonald’s sales drops for first time since 2003

McDonald’s Corp. says a key sales figure fell in October, marking the first monthly drop in nearly a decade for the world’s biggest hamburger chain.

The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says global sales at restaurants open at least a year fell 1.8 percent for the month. The last time the figure dropped was in 2003. The figure is a key metric because it strips out the impact of newly opened and closed locations.

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  1. old_oaks

    November 8th, 2012

    McDonald’s sucks! For about a $1 more I eat at locally owned places and get more food.

    Speaking of which, anyone notice the calorie counts listed on some menus?

    I use the calorie figures for smart shopping!

    Why would I pay $7.99 for a chicken whatever with only 540 calories and not $7.49 for a big greasy burger with 1080 calories?

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  2. even steven

    November 8th, 2012

    Lots of small, independent restaurants have closed. The horrible Obama economy is now showing in McDonalds bottom line. It’s going to get worse.

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  3. FreeMan & Sarah Screwed Again

    November 8th, 2012

    Bail out, they are too big to fail.

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  4. obfusecatenot

    November 8th, 2012

    Thanks to Michelle…..and it’s a Chicago based Company no less….first they came for Mickey-D’s….wait, how can they have fewer sales? Everything is great in Obamaland.

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  5. Anonymous

    November 8th, 2012

    Thanks to Mooch mickeyD’s sales are down, but it’s because she’s been dining on lobster thermador at the WH instead .

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  6. Unneutral

    November 8th, 2012

    What?!? They can’t take food stamps?

    I’m sure Obama will make the necessary changes, they will soon be allowed to buy tobacco and alcohol.

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  7. Edith McCrotch

    November 8th, 2012

    Communist and socialists everywhere are “Lovin’ It”.

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  8. Ricky

    November 8th, 2012

    Veterans and residents noticed the American flag flying upside down and at half staff early Wednesday morning at the McDonald’s located in Follansbee, W.Va.
    Follansbee City manager John DeStefano said he received calls from veterans who were very upset.
    According to DeStafno, the city can’t control what happens at McDonald’s.
    DeStefano said he made the shift manager aware of the situation, and the upset veterans who were looking to him for answers.
    DeStefano said shortly after his call to the Follansbee McDonald’s someone took the flag down.
    According to Follansbee McDonald’s owner Karen Mezan, a pulley broke on the flagpole Wednesday when fire department employees worked on the flagpole.
    Flags flying upside down are usually to signal a distress call.
    Mezan says the issue was ill timed, considering it occurred the day after the presidential election. But she says it was “an unfortunate mistake” and wasn’t meant to offend anyone.
    I think this was perfectly excuted, too bad others didn’t follow their example.

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  9. chico

    November 8th, 2012

    Why eat at McDonalds when your EBT card works at Starbucks and Applebees?

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  10. IMPEACH Obama

    November 8th, 2012

    @Ricky, they quickly took it down and apologized for it, “it was all an unfortunate mistake”.

    The only question is, who got to them, the CPUSA or Homeland Security? Or are they one in the same?

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  11. Moe tom

    November 8th, 2012

    There’s a few of us here at IOTW turning our American flag postage stamps up side down. I hope it goes viral.

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  12. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    November 8th, 2012

    This whole election mess boiled down to the “gimme crowd” versus the “worker crowd.” The good news for the “gimme crowd” is that their party won the White House and kept the Senate. The bad news for the “gimme crowd” is that the “working crowd” is hunkering down for another long four years.

    Unfortunately for the “gimme crowd,” the “working crowd” is what makes this place tick. Among the “working crowd,” I see consumer spending going down further, further business contraction, and real estate stagnation. This isn’t good for the “gimme crowd” – when they use their free ObamaPhone to order pizza, there may not be anyone on the other end to answer.

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  13. Anonymous

    November 8th, 2012

    @Wyatt, the pizza dude may answer the phone but he might be too stoned to deliver :-O

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  14. FreeMan & Sarah Screwed Again

    November 8th, 2012

    N O bOdy makes mOney in O Bamaland.

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  15. Unruly Refugee

    November 8th, 2012

    There used to be two Kroger markets in the town where I do my shopping. One of them had to close right after 0bama got in office in 08. Now I hear that Kroger is laying off in honor of his second term.

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  16. pissedpatriot30

    November 8th, 2012

    Layoffs ensue… Obama administration to hire Hamburgler and Captain McCrook.

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  17. FreedomCat

    November 8th, 2012

    Didn’t Moochelle and Jugears pressure McD’s and they went to serving apples in their happy meals so the parents did not have to make that hard choice? Also I seem to remember a Obamacare Waiver going to McD’s. Anybody else remember this?

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  18. conservative cowgirl

    November 8th, 2012

    McDonald’s supposedly employs over one million people, possibly 1.5 million according to some information. I wonder how many of those employees voted for their own future job loss when McD’s has to start closing restaurants and laying off people.

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  19. John

    November 8th, 2012

    I stopped dealing with McDonalds when they got my order wrong for about the 10th time in a row. That, with at least 15 employees milling about behind the counter. How is it that Wendys and Chick Fil A can get orders right with half the people?

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