McDonald’s sees June sales rise 1%

JIJI

has said its same-store sales in June grew 1 percent from a year ago, up for the second straight month.

Sales were buoyant thanks partly to the introduction of a new hamburger priced at more than ¥500 in late June, McDonald’s said Monday. The improvement was also due in part to a fall in sales in the same month last year because of a discount campaign.

Sales in June were also up month on month.

Average spending per customer grew 3.8 percent from a year ago, while the number of customers was down 2.7 percent.

The popular fast food chain also said its special ¥1,000 Quarter Pounder Gold Ring hamburger, offered for one day last Saturday, sold out. Variations of the burger will appear this Saturday and on July 20.