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McDonald's Strong Performance Continues; May Global Comparable Sales Up 4.5%

-- U.S. comparable sales increased 3.4%

-- Europe comparable sales increased 4.9%

Jun 8, 2006

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) announced today that Systemwide sales for McDonald's restaurants worldwide increased 6.2% in May, or 5.5% in constant currencies.

McDonald's Chief Executive Officer Jim Skinner commented, "McDonald's ongoing business momentum continues to be powered by our customer-focused Plan to Win. We are attracting customers to our restaurants around the world with expanded menu choice and variety, quality food, greater customer conveniences and relevant marketing.

"In the U.S., we're appealing to customers' contemporary lifestyles with our popular breakfast menu featuring the recently launched premium coffee blend; new products like our unique Asian Salad and Premium Chicken Sandwich line; and our longer, more convenient hours. Our enhanced consumer relevance is driving sustained strong results, with comparable sales up 3.4% for the month.

"Comparable sales increased 4.9% in Europe, driven by positive performance in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Our business benefited from combined initiatives that feature premium selections like the Chicken Mythics promotion in France and the Big Tasty in Germany, alongside our everyday low price offerings and classic menu favorites. In addition, innovative marketing linked to the World Cup, including the U.K.'s text message-to-win game, contributed to these results.

"Comparable sales were up 6.5% in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa primarily due to strong sales in Japan and sustained positive performance in Australia.

"I am pleased with our results and am confident we will continue to build long-term profitable growth for our shareholders and the global McDonald's System."

   May Comparable Sales
                                           Month-to-Date    Year-to-Date
   Percent Increase/(Decrease)              2006    2005    2006    2005
   McDonald's Restaurants*                   4.5     1.8     5.3     3.7
   Major Segments:
    U.S.                                     3.4     4.2     5.4     4.9
    Europe                                   4.9    (1.4)    4.1     1.2
    APMEA**                                  6.5    (0.6)    5.0     3.5

   May Systemwide Sales
                                   Month-to-Date          Year-to-Date
                                     As    Constant         As    Constant
   Percent Increase/(Decrease) Reported    Currency   Reported    Currency
   McDonald's Restaurants*          6.2         5.5        4.5         6.3
   Major Segments:
    U.S.                            4.1         4.1        6.2         6.2
    Europe                          7.0         6.0       (0.6)        5.2
    APMEA**                         6.6         8.5        2.2         7.1
        * Excludes non-McDonald's brands
       ** Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa

  -- Comparable sales represent sales at all McDonald's restaurants,
     including those operated by the Company, franchisees and affiliates, in
     operation at least thirteen months including those temporarily closed,
     excluding the impact of currency translation.  Some of the reasons
     restaurants may be temporarily closed include road construction,
     reimaging or remodeling and natural disasters.  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.
  -- The number of weekdays, weekend days and timing of holidays can impact
     our reported comparable sales.  For the month of May 2006, this
     calendar shift/trading day adjustment consisted of one more Wednesday
     and one less Sunday, compared with May 2005.  The resulting adjustment
     varied around the world, ranging from neutral to approximately negative

  Upcoming Communications
  McDonald's tentatively plans to release June sales on July 17, 2006.

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 that 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 (10-K) and quarterly (10-Q) reports.

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