Higher prices, fewer Covid-19 closures lift McDonald's profits

Higher prices, fewer Covid-19 closures lift McDonald's profits

2022-01-27 05:02:00 PM

Higher prices, fewer Covid-19 closures lift McDonald's profits

McDonald's reported higher profits Thursday on price increases and fewer impacts from Covid-19 restrictions despite higher operating costs.

The company also saw strong sales growth in several countries outside its home market, including France, Britain, Italy and Germany.But ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in Australia resulted in"relatively flat" comparable sales, while China's results were dented by a resurgence in the virus.

"Covid-19 continued to result in varying levels of government restrictions on restaurant operating hours, limited dine-in capacity and, in some cases, dining room closures," McDonald's said."The company has applied appropriate precautionary measures, including following the guidance of expert health authorities, and will continue to adapt and enhance its approach in order to protect the safety and well-being of its customers and people."

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