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August 31, 2010 09:26 ET

Analyst Research on McDonald's and Burger King - Restaurants Salty Quarter

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the restaurants industry and has completed analytical research on McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) and Burger King Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BKC). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Quarterly earnings and forecasts in the restaurant industry have been mixed as unemployment levels remain high and re-employment lags. While fast food restaurant have fared better than others by providing meals out at cheaper price points, some have still been stung by the lack of disposable income. Despite some lower revenues, larger franchises continue to expand, opening new restaurant in far flung areas, in the hopes of capturing more of the world market share.

For the second quarter, McDonald's Corp. posted a 7% surge in same-store sales for the month of July boosted by international markets with Asia taking the lion's share. On the earnings round, Burger King Holdings Inc. saw its earnings tumble by close to 17% to $49 million on the back of falling sales and higher costs. Investors looking for free research on McDonald's Corp. and Burger King Holdings Inc. are welcome to sign up at or for our latest reports. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the restaurants industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on McDonald's Corp. and Burger King Holdings Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

With breakfast being the cheapest meal of the day, restaurants are turning towards this meal option to keep people eating out. Some say this strategy is redundant as breakfast on the go is most appealing to the busy and employed but others believe it will increase consumption of pricey breakfast drinks and drive revenues up. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the restaurants industry.

There is some concern in the industry about beef prices, which have been slowly rising and eating into margins. Also of interest to the industry is the recently released guideline for the new calorie counter rules which must be in place by March 2011. These rules could negatively impact the industry or force them to alter existing products. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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