Global sales, U.S. spending serve McDonald's results beat

By Aishwarya Venugopal(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp blew past analysts' forecasts for profit and sales on Monday, helped by strength in overseas markets and U.S. consumers on average spending more in its restaurants.

Shares in the world's biggest fast food chain by revenue rose nearly 5 percent as global same-restaurant sales topped Wall Street forecasts, helped by strength in mature markets in the United Kingdom and Germany. The stock was the top gainer on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.The results underscore the success of Chief Executive Steve.

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