MCD Stock – McDonald’s to Keep the Heat on Coffee

by Karl Utermohlen | January 29, 2014 1:29 pm

MCD Stock – McDonald’s to Keep the Heat on Coffee

McDonald’s (MCD[1]) is prioritizing coffee-focused visits in order to boost U.S. sales as MCD stock is down 1% in early afternoon trading Wednesday.

mccafe 630 300x200 MCD Stock   McDonalds to Keep the Heat on Coffee[2]
Source: Flickr[3]

The fast food chain took a massive hit[4] last quarter with U.S. same-store sales falling 1.4%. McDonald’s has been doing well with some of its McCafe selections but its premium hot espresso drinks have not.

Industry expert Howard Penney says that McDonald’s has suffered from trying to look and feel like Starbucks (SBUX[5]). He added that the chain thrives on fast service, and elaborate coffee drinks tend to slow down serving time.

MCD stock is down close to 4% YTD.

Endnotes:
  1. MCD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MCD
  2. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/mccafe-630.jpg
  3. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kakub1n/
  4. took a massive hit: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-29/mcdonald-s-seeks-to-out-latte-starbucks-amid-coffee-wars.html
  5. SBUX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SBUX

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