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McDonald's Reports May Global Comparable Sales

-- Global comparable sales increased 1.8% in May, 3.7% year-to-date

-- U.S. comparable sales up 4.2% in May, 4.9% year-to-date

Jun 8, 2005

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) announced today that global Systemwide sales for McDonald's restaurants increased 5.9% in May, or 2.9% in constant currencies.

McDonald's Chief Executive Officer Jim Skinner commented, "Our global alignment around our customer-centered Plan to Win continues to deliver solid results with comparable sales for McDonald's restaurants worldwide up 1.8% in May -- our 25th consecutive month of positive global comparable sales increases.

"Our U.S. business once again posted strong results, with comparable sales up 4.2% for the month. Expanded menu choice and variety, like our new Fruit & Walnut Premium Salad, and more convenient service hours contributed to this performance. We'll continue to focus on combined initiatives to further enhance the customer experience.

"In Europe, comparable sales declined 1.4% in May. As previously reported, the business climate remains challenging in the United Kingdom and Germany. We continue to work our Plan to Win and are confident that it will build momentum over time. In Germany, our aggressive action plan is beginning to gain traction with customers responding to relevant menu offerings like the popular Big Tasty hamburger and our Ein Mal Eins branded affordability platform, which features 11 items for 1 euro each.

"In Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa comparable sales were down 0.6%, as positive results in Australia were negatively offset by performance in Japan.

"Looking ahead, we will continue to direct our efforts toward maintaining our momentum in the U.S. and strengthening our performance around the world. We remain singularly focused on providing a great McDonald's experience to customers each and every time."

   May Comparable Sales
                                           Month-to-Date    Year-to-Date
   Percent Increase/(Decrease)              2005    2004    2005    2004
   McDonald's Restaurants*                   1.8     7.4     3.7     9.2
   Major Segments:
    U.S.                                     4.2     7.9     4.9    12.6
    Europe                                  (1.4)    4.6     1.2     4.1
    APMEA**                                 (0.6)   11.1     3.5     7.2

   May Systemwide Sales
                                  Month-to-Date           Year-to-Date
                                   As  In Constant         As  In Constant
   Percent Increase          Reported     Currency   Reported     Currency
   McDonald's Restaurants*        5.9          2.9        7.3          4.7
   Major Segments:
    U.S.                          4.9          4.9        5.6          5.6
    Europe                        5.4          0.1        8.5          2.8
    APMEA**                       6.2          0.9        7.9          4.9
    * Excludes non-McDonald's brands
   ** Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa


  -- Comparable sales represent sales at all McDonald's restaurants in
     operation at least thirteen months, excluding the impact of currency
     translation.  Management reviews the increase or decrease in comparable
     sales compared with the same period in the prior year to assess
     business trends.
  -- Information in constant currency is calculated by translating current
     year results at prior year average exchange rates.
  -- Systemwide sales include sales at all McDonald's restaurants, including
     those operated by the Company, franchisees and affiliates.  Management
     believes Systemwide sales information is useful in analyzing the
     Company's revenues because franchisees and affiliates pay rent, service
     fees and/or royalties that generally are based on a percent of sales
     with specified minimum rent payments.

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McDonald's plans to release June sales information before the market opens on July 15, 2005.

McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 30,000 local restaurants in more than 100 countries. Approximately 70% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent, local businessmen and women. Please visit our website at to learn more about the Company.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain forward-looking statements, which reflect management's expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date hereof. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. A list of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or underlying, these forward-looking statements is detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as its annual and quarterly reports.

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