OAK BROOK Ill. McDonald’s Corp. reported Wednesday a 4-percent jump in first-quarter profit on the strength of its breakfast sales, chicken offerings and new beverage initiative that focuses on specialty coffees and espressos. Global same-store sales for the quarter ended March 31 rose 4.3 percent, reflecting a 4.7-percent increase in the United States. The parent to the No. 1 burger chain said it would continue to focus on value and convenience — two attributes that have helped it ...
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