McDonald’s Corp. reported on Monday (Nov. 9) as part of its Q3 earnings that its comparable sales continued to improve throughout the world, fueled by positive 4.6 percent comparable sales in the United States.
McDonald’s Chief Financial Officer Kevin Ozan said on a call with analysts that comp sales around the world continue to be fueled by check growth from larger orders. “This is particularly true with our drive-thru business, which continues to be one of our biggest areas of strength,” he said.
Ozan noted that the company’s drive-thru sales percentage peaked during Q2 in most markets, and that remains elevated in contrast to historical norms.
“This safe and convenient service channel has been especially appealing to customers during the pandemic. Similarly, delivery sales have also increased meaningfully across substantially all of our major markets,” Ozan noted.
In the U.S., comparable sales were