Burger King says bringing back its "Chicken Fries" for limited time helped lift sales in the U.S. and Canada by the biggest jump in two years.
The Miami-based chain says global sales rose 2.4 percent at established locations during the third quarter, including a 3.6 percent increase in the U.S. and Canada. McDonald's previously reported a 3.3 percent decline in the U.S. for the same time, citing heightened competition.
After factoring one-time charges, such as costs related to its purchase of Tim Hortons, Burger King Worldwide Inc. lost $23.5 million, or 7 cents per share. Adjusted earnings were 27 cents per share, in line with Wall Street expectations.
Total revenue rose to $278.9 million, short of the $281.8 million Wall Street expected.