TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Weather worsens McDonald's sales struggles

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

McDonald's is fighting to keep customers in the United States — and all that snow didn't help.

The world's biggest hamburger chain said on Monday that sales fell 1.4 percent in February at established American locations. It blamed the harsh winter weather, but conceded that “challenging industry dynamics” played a role.

McDonald's has strugged to boost sales as people increasingly flock to places such as Chipotle and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Those chains have popped up quickly across the country by positioning themselves as a step up from traditional fast food.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Profit falls at vitamin retailer GNC Holdings in third quarter
  2. Strengthening U.S. growth reflects help from Federal Reserve
  3. Mylan’s 3Q profit triples on strong U.S. sales
  4. How to avoid Amazon and still get deals
  5. Sweet tooth will cost you more next year
  6. Radiation detection of drilling waste nearly set at W.Va. landfills
  7. Bayer profit edges higher, raises forecasts
  8. Consol looks to spin off some coal operations as separate firm
  9. Hedge funds sue to block EDMC deal
  10. Highmark’s new REMWorks Sleep Store will sell sleep apnea equipment
  11. Range Resources reports $146M in Q3 profits on record Marcellus production
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.