U.S. sales look weak for McDonald's

A survey of McDonald's franchisees on sales for the next six months registers the most negative reading since the Janney Capital Markets poll begin in 2003.

The results were worrying enough for the investment firm to lower its forecast for U.S. same-store sales growth on the restaurant chain to -2.6% for June and -1.8% for July.

Shares of McDonald's (MCD -1%) seem to be reacting to the negative read on U.S sales momentum.

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  • Clayton Rulli
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    Maybe if they started serving real meat they'd do better
    16 Jul 2014, 12:36 PM Reply Like
  • Houdini10
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    16 Jul 2014, 12:38 PM Reply Like
  • positivethoughts
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    When I travel in China, the McDonald's burgers have a 'crunch' to them when I bite into one - almost like there are small bits of bone in the meat. Can't descrite it exactly, but the beef is very poor quality at MCD in China.


    When in Canada, I have to pay $9 for a burger, fries and a Dasani water at MCD - $9 DOLLARS! By comparison, I can get a roast beef sandwhich (with three times the meat) at a sit down restaurant, for only $3 more - tip included. Served by a waitress, much more food, all for only $12, total.


    MCD hasn't improved their food offerings much at all, but their price is sky-high now.


    The advantage they have is store count - everywhere you go, you will find a MCD restaurant.


    One thing they do well though is breakfast - excellent coffee (the best in the market imho), good egg Mcmuffin, nice hash brown, good price, fast service in the mornings.


    If they can duplicate their breakfast success in their evening service, they could really excel.


    And again, MCD coffee is the best coffee around. I have tried starbucks, tim hortons, timothy's, second cup, all grocery brands etc. MCD coffee can't be matched (and it is so cheap, too).
    16 Jul 2014, 01:09 PM Reply Like
  • HarryDavidson
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    The "crunch" is the rice they incorporate. Nine Canadian dollars is not a deal, pass me a Big Mac. Do I get a nice div with your RB?
    16 Jul 2014, 10:41 PM Reply Like
  • The Rebel
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    With anemic overall retail sales, and now this from MCD, I don't see GDP for the 2nd quarter anywhere near the 3-4% many of the so-called experts are looking for.
    16 Jul 2014, 01:12 PM Reply Like
  • swampfox1
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    You guys keep pounding it down (NYSE:MCD), I'm a happy buyer of more in the mid-low 9o's.
    16 Jul 2014, 01:39 PM Reply Like
  • SteveTheHawk
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    I was thinking the same thing, swamp. I want to buy some more MCD, but the market isn't being negative enough. Another $5 - $10 drop would be very nice.
    16 Jul 2014, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • jumpnjoey77
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    Japan they love the French fries. They have mega double super sizes.
    16 Jul 2014, 04:19 PM Reply Like
  • Killerangel
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    quite an UnHappy Meal for their investors.....
    16 Jul 2014, 08:08 PM Reply Like
  • Learn2LoveLife
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    If McDonald's is forced to increase minimum wage, then the prices have to go up as well. It's a vicious cycle.
    16 Jul 2014, 08:17 PM Reply Like
  • Rudester
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    If McD increases minimum wage, so will Wendy's, BK, KFC,.... Everybody will have to cope with the increased wage.
    16 Jul 2014, 11:17 PM Reply Like
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