MCD - Global Growth Trends

How long before McDonald's European Trends look like the US?

On May 14, The Bank of England will talk about the outlook for interest rates as the UK struggles with faster inflation and signs the economy might be headed for a recession. The UK economy is struggling with record food and oil prices, a global credit crisis and the worst housing downturn in 12 years. Additionally, with consumer confidence in Germany slowing the grey clouds are forming for McDonald's most important European country.