McDonald's Corporation (MCD) - Share Chat

Looks like I need to invest in a new belt, I see some gains of particular type coming.

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Not a fan of their offerings personally but that’s only down to food preference. I think the business is strong and for that reason I have a small holding (which I may increase if I see another dip)

Because arteries are for losers :laughing:

I think there is potential growth here people will always eat McDonald’s and especially if they could get certain standards across all their stores, I’ve been to some real dumps of stores and on contrast some really great very clean and modern ones offering sweet potatoes fries,triple cheese burgers, falafel and a variety of dips and other items I haven’t seen in other stores before that would appeal to a wider consumer base also by using locally sourced products and ingredients which they market in Ireland anyway eliminating that question of what it is you are actually eating.

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Personally I could write 1000 words on this, though I’ll leave it with a question to a question; What leverage does McDonald’s have, now that the world can instantly see ALL the better food that CAN be made available?

What marketing campaign could convince the masses to continue eating jank, especially now that everyone has a voice?

It’s cheap, quick and it tastes good.

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Bad health isn’t cheap & quick & tasty though.

I’m in the camp of everything in moderation. McDonalds falls firmly in that camp.

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Sometimes I just want to go to work on an egg (mcmuffin).

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Sometimes I need it

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McDonalds gets a bad press, its cheap fast food. They do listen and try and move with times and improve on what they offer.
I grew up with a high street that had chippies, kebab houses, greasy spoons etc. nothing healthy far from it and a lot of these outlets are still there, but for some reason people feel better about knocking McDonalds ahead of all these cheap fast food places

McDonald’s closing UK and Ireland restaurants due to coronavirus.

I don’t know why they couldn’t practically operate a delivery only and drive thru service with social distancing requirements.

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Did you see the part where they say:

“We will work with local community groups to responsibly distribute food and drink from out restaurants in the coming days.”?

That sounds like they are liquidating their current inventory. Such as donating bread to foodbanks etc.

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It’s because they’re closing all their Uk restaurants, like Nando’s.

Beyond Meat post market down almost 30% (missed earnings + McPlant)

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All it’s franchisees and real-estate business.

Beyond Meat McFaceplanted.

A few interesting things to note with this company.

  1. As Buffet likes to say about Coca-Cola, their brand recognition is amazing (as is their pickup rate among younger audiences)

  2. They’re well hedged against risk, the franchises hold the risk for food sales.

  3. McDonald’s money is in property/land - which generally is a better investment but they’re also secured against short-mid term fluctuations in the market thanks to their long-term agreements with the franchises.

  4. Impressive pickup in emerging markets.

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