(CNN) — Donuts Sticks and bacon were a sweet and savory success for McDonald’s last quarter.
McDonald’s reported strong first-quarter earnings because of robust sales for new menu items and promotions. McDonald’s said global comparable sales jumped 5.4% — its 15th consecutive quarter of global sales growth for the company. US sales grew 4.5%.READ MORE: 'A Step In The Right Direction': Juneteenth A Symbol Of Hope For Many In Boston
During the quarter, McDonald’s added Donut Sticks to its breakfast offering and a new 2 for $5 Mix and Match deal. It also said its “Bacon Event,” a one-day event in January that let customers add bacon on the side of any order, was a big success.
Despite growth in comparable sales, its consolidated revenue for the quarter slipped nearly 4% to just under $5 billion because of refranchising costs.READ MORE: Video Shows Bear Entering Truck In Thornton, NH
McDonald’s priorities remain redesigning its restaurants with new technology to help make ordering faster and easier for customers, CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a statement. The company said its self-serve ordering kiosks and digital menu boards are having a positive impact on sales.
The company also said it will continue to expand its delivery and digital ordering options.
McDonald’s stock jumped nearly 4% in premarket trading.MORE NEWS: Parent, 2 Children Rescued From Salisbury Beach Rip Current
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