Even as consumer confidence stagnates domestically and in Europe, McDonald’s will focus on modernizing restaurants, evolving the menu and engineering value, said Don Thompson, the company’s president and chief operating officer, in an earnings call on Friday. McDonald’s net income rose 5 percent and same-store sales increased 7.3 percent for the quarter, and the brand gained market share in the United States and abroad, according to the company's first-quarter earnings ...

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