Comparable sales in the U.S. were worse than what analysts anticipated, falling 1.4% vs. 0.5% consensus and 0.9% in Q3.
In Europe, McDonald's saw comparable store sales growth of 1% on broad positive sales momentum.
APMEA comp sales fell 2.4% during the period on a weak performance by McDonald's in Japan and China.
In an early look at Q1 of 2014, McDonald's says global comp sale for January are trending flat.
MCD -0.5% premarket