Fast food chain McDonald's has reported a 4.9% increase in like-for-like sales in Europe in September thanks in part to longer operating hours.
US like-for-like sales in the period were up 5.7%, while global like-for-likes climbed 6.2%.
Meanwhile worldwide sales rose 4.3% to $6.3b (£4b).
Same store sales are now expected to climb by between 5% and 6% in October.
By Neil Gerrard
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