UK diners flock to McDonalds

Fast-food giant McDonalds yesterday served up a six per cent rise in pre-tax profits to $1.26bn (£760.7m). Like-for-like sales in Britain jumped 12 per cent as cash-strapped diners took advantage of penny-saving meal deals. Sales rose 5.1 per cent globally. Chief executive Jim Skinner said he believed sales would remain positive in the UK.