McDonald's profit up slightly, challenging environment persists

April 19 Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:05am EDT

April 19 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp reported a slight rise in first-quarter profit on Friday, as sales at established U.S. restaurants fell 1.2 percent in a tough environment.

Net income at the world's biggest restaurant chain rose to $1.27 billion, or $1.26 per share, from $1.267 billion, or $1.23 per share, a year earlier.

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