>> Upscale sandwiches and cheap drinks at McDonald's leading to the restaurant chain's biggest jump in customer traffic in five years. I'm In New York, better than expected quality results released Tuesday by the world's biggest fast food chain causing the stock to fly to a record high, shares have surged 30% so far this year.
McDonald's hasn't looked back since CEO Steve Easterbrook took over more than two years ago. His first big hit, all day breakfast, and now he's followed that up with selling soft drinks of all sizes for $1, introducing its artisan grilled chicken sandwiches,>> Using fresh instead of frozen beef and cooking quarter pounders to order.
He's also tackling complaints about slow service at the drive through and inside the store. Have you checked out your local Mickey D's lately? Many are now outfitted with state-of-the-art ordering kiosks. All those changes are prompting customers to take another look at Mickey D's. After years of criticizing the company for dishing out non-healthy meals.
The return of customers not only happening here in the US, sales in China came in double the expectations. McDonald's finally stealing away crowds from Yum Brands China's KFC and Pizza Hut, long the go-to place for hungry Chinese.