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McDonald’s U.S. quarterly same-store sales rise 4.6%, fueled by Travis Scott promotion

  • McDonald’s global same-store sales fell 2.2% during the third quarter.
  • The fast-food chain said its U.S. same-store sales turned positive. 
  • McDonald’s also said it is increasing its quarterly cash dividend by 3% to $1.29 per share.



graphical user interface, application: A worker cleans the floor in a McDonald's restaurant in the Chicago Loop on March 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.


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A worker cleans the floor in a McDonald’s restaurant in the Chicago Loop on March 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.

McDonald’s said Thursday its U.S. same-store sales in the third quarter rose nearly 5% as customers ate more Big Macs and McNuggets for dinner.

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Fast-food companies like McDonald’s have been recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than the broader restaurant industry, thanks to their convenient drive-thrus and cheap prices. Shares of McDonald’s, which has a market value of $177 billion, have risen more than 16% this year.

The stock rose 1% in premarket trading on the announcement.

The chain’s U.S. comeback has been helped by its promotions and

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New Travis Heights home on AIA Austin Home Tour designed like it was always there – Entertainment & Life – Austin 360

Neslie Cook’s home in the section of Travis Heights that is east of Interstate 35 was made to look like it was original to the neighborhood.

Cook loved the midcentury modern elements of some of the buildings in her hometown of Refugio, north of Corpus Christi.

When it came to building her own home, she says, “I wanted to bring that to life again. You don’t see that in new construction.”

Cook, who does work in civil engineering, enlisted architect Mark Odom of Mark Odom Studio and builder Doug Cameron of Eco Safe Spaces to create a home that would echo midcentury modern style while being efficient for today’s world.

“Neslie set the tone,” Odom says. “She set the tone and the vision. Our job was to listen and to carefully edit.”

The home is one of nine on the Austin chapter of the American Institute of Architects Home Tour,

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