It's the weather: McDonald's (MCD -3.4%) pulls out the weather excuse to pass off its...

|About: McDonald's Corporation (MCD)|By:, SA News Editor

It's the weather: McDonald's (MCD -3.4%) pulls out the weather excuse to pass off its disappointing sales in Europe, joining a widespread number of companies blaming Mother Nature for results as of late. While a mild winter in the U.S. and a severe season in parts of Europe can't be overlooked, cynics note that it's usually only the downside results that bring the weather into the discussion.