McDonald's Sales Figure Rises 6 Percent in April

By Staff | May 9, 2011 | 10:17 AM EDT

Oak Brook, Ill. (AP) - Strong sales of McDonald's McCafe drinks and breakfast items in April drove a key revenue measurement up 6 percent worldwide.

The world's biggest hamburger chain said Monday that in the U.S., revenue at company-owned and franchised restaurants open at least 13 months climbed 4 percent.

The figures are a snapshot of food revenue and don't include franchise fees and rents that make up part of McDonald's corporate revenue.

Results were even better overseas. The figure rose 6.5 percent for Europe and Asia/Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Revenue at stores open at least a year is a key gauge of a restaurant operator's health because it excludes results from stores opened or closed during the year.