McDonald’s says some pandemic consumer trends could endure


An employee wearing protective gloves handles an order at a prototype location of fast food giant McDonald’s for restaurants which respect the 6ft social distancing measure.

Piroschka van de Wouw | Reuters

McDonald’s is seeing some consumer behavior trends reverse as lockdowns ease, but the fast-food giant thinks higher delivery orders and other buying patterns will stick around long after the coronavirus pandemic. 

The company reported its second-quarter results on Tuesday. Shares fell 2.1% in morning trading after it said revenue fell 30% during the three months ended June 30. 

McDonald’s executives said that its average order was larger, but

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