On April 21, McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) released first-quarter 2006 earnings for the period ended March 31, 2006.

  • The company's quarterly profit dropped 14% because of last year's tax benefit, which resulted in a difficult comparison.
  • Sales increased 6%, with comparable same-store sales increasing 5.2%.
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  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG)
  • Wendy's (NYSE:WEN)
  • Tim Horton's (NYSE:THI)
  • Starbucks (NYSE:SBUX)
  • Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM)

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At the time of publication, Shruti Basavaraj owned no shares in any company mentioned above. Fool rules are here.