McDonald's net profits rose sharply during the July to September quarter after new menu items in the US and extended opening hours in Europe helped drive up sales.
The fast-food giant made $1.39bn (£883m) during the period, 10% up on the same period last year.
Revenues at the US company rose 4% to to $6.3bn.
Sales at stores open at least a year rose 5.3% in the US, 4.1% in Europe and 8.1% in the rest of the world.
McDonald's chief executive Jim Skinner added that the firm was also continuing to benefit from the modernisation of its restaurants.