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McDonald's Reports Another Strong Month; Global Comparable Sales Up 5.5% In October

-- U.S. comparable sales increased 5.6% for the month; 5.0% year-to-date October

-- Europe comparable sales increased 5.5% for the month; 5.4% year-to-date October

Nov 8, 2006

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) announced today that Systemwide sales for McDonald's restaurants worldwide increased 8.2% in October, or 6.6% in constant currencies.

McDonald's Chief Executive Officer Jim Skinner said, "McDonald's Plan to Win continues to deliver global comparable sales and guest counts increases. The ongoing strength of our results reflects the power of our customer-focused plan, supported by actions that enhance the relevance of the Brand."

U.S. comparable sales rose 5.6% for the month fueled by the Company's robust breakfast business and customer enthusiasm for McDonald's Monopoly game, which featured our appealing Chicken Selects and Premium Chicken Sandwiches. In addition, the ongoing popularity of the Snack Wrap continued to contribute to results.

McDonald's Europe posted a 5.5% increase in comparable sales for the month driven by strong performance in Germany and France. McDonald's European business continues to benefit from a combination of initiatives including locally relevant menu selections, dependable everyday affordable options and engaging and innovative promotions.

   Percent Increase             Comparable          Systemwide Sales
                                  Sales                As    Constant
   Month ended October 31,     2006    2005      Reported    Currency
   McDonald's Restaurants*      5.5     3.4           8.2         6.6
   Major Segments:
     U.S.                       5.6     3.0           6.3         6.3
     Europe                     5.5     3.3          12.1         6.7
     APMEA**                    4.7     4.3           6.1         6.8

   Year-To-Date October 31,
   McDonald's Restaurants*      5.5     3.8           6.4         6.6
   Major Segments:
     U.S.                       5.0     4.4           5.7         5.7
     Europe                     5.4     2.7           6.1         6.5
     APMEA**                    5.7     3.5           4.4         7.7

       * 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 October 2006, this
     calendar shift/trading day adjustment consisted of one more Tuesday and
     one less Saturday, compared with October 2005.  The resulting
     adjustment varied around the world, ranging from approximately -1.1%
     to -1.7%.

  Upcoming Communications

Jim Skinner, Chief Executive Officer, and Matthew Paull, Chief Financial Officer, will speak at 9:20 a.m. (Eastern Time) at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer and Retail Conference on November 15, 2006. This presentation will be webcast live and available for replay for a limited time thereafter at .

McDonald's tentatively plans to release November sales on December 8, 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 men 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. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations are detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as its annual and quarterly reports.

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