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McDonald’s Weakness in Middle East Offset by Strong U.S. Sales in Fourth Quarter

In the fourth quarter of 2020, McDonald’s faced a significant weakness in the Middle East market. However, this was offset by a surge in sales in the United States, thanks to strategic menu prices and promotions.

The fast-food giant reported a 2.2% decline in global same-store sales, with a 7.4% decrease in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific region. This was largely due to the ongoing pandemic and its impact on consumer behavior and dining habits.

Despite this setback, McDonald’s saw a 5.5% increase in same-store sales in the U.S., its largest market. This was driven by a combination of menu price increases and successful promotions, such as the popular Travis Scott meal and the limited-time spicy chicken nuggets.

The company’s ability to adapt and innovate in the face of challenges has been a key factor in its success. By focusing on the needs and preferences of its customers, McDonald’s was able to drive sales and offset the weakness in the Middle East market.

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