The momentum at McDonald’s continues – after the fast food giant revealed it had seen a 7% growth in comparable sales last month. The operator reported that like-for-like sales in the US had increased by 5.7% and they were up by 5.3% in Europe – mainly driven by the performance in the UK, France and Russia. Sales in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa were up 10.1%, it added. In the US, McDonald’s said its top contributors to July's results were beverages, including the recently launched McCafe Real Fruit Smoothies and Frappes along with value-based drinks. McDonald’s added that year-to-date to 31 July 2010, comparable global sales are up by 4.5% and system wide sales have increased by 6.4%.