Shares in global fast food giant McDonald’s dipped 5% this week, after the company announced third quarter results that did not meet market forecasts. On Tuesday, McDonald’s announced third quarter sales of $5.4bn (€4.9bn), just 1% higher than the same period last year, but slightly below expectations on Wall Street.

McDonald’s recorded third quarter operating profits of $2.4bn (€2.2bn), while operating profit margins remained at an incredibly robust 44%.