Its domestic unit, the company's largest, has now posted four consecutive quarters of shrinking U.S. comparable restaurant sales.
"Clearly the U.S. has been the weakest fundamental market, and investors will be keen to understand the plan for turnaround and what traction has been gotten there," said RBC Capital Markets analyst David Palmer in a phone interview.
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To revive flagging U.S. sales, the company's embarked on a mutli-pronged approach including giving more decision making power to the regional level, emphasizing its food quality, paring down its menu to reduce complexity and focusing on innovation through a customizable platform.
This last move is aimed at addressing a big trend in restaurants—the ability for customers to customize meals—that's grown more popular with the rise of restaurants like Chipotle Mexican Grill in the fast-casual space.
"There will be losers and winners. Some restaurants and some restaurant categories will do better than others," said Efraim Levy, S&P Capital IQ equity analyst, in a phone interview. "Right now, fast food is suffering from a migration to fast casual."
Helping the company out are low gas prices and better weather, which analysts expect to help prop up restaurant sales.