McDonald?s Profit Climbs 4.8% As New Menu Items Drive U.S. Sales

McDonald’s Corp. chicken selects, a McCafe coffee, iced caramel mocha and strawberry banana fruit smoothie are arranged for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Friday, April 20, 2012. McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain, reported a 4.8 percent gain in first-quarter profit as new menu items attracted U.S. consumers. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images