MCD is a sell.

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by hajimow, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. A while ago I started a thread that I said MCD is in trouble. MCD sales has come down month after month. Their Jan sales was down 1.9%. My reasons:

    1- Cost of food is going up and restaurants margin is shrinking unless their increase the menue prices which will lower the sales more
    2- Market is getting close to its top and market will probably see a correction.
    3- Lots of competitions in the reastuarant business. Panera, Chipotle, Burger King are serious competitors to MCD.
  2. This is an investigation into the real ingredients in fast foods in America.

    According to McDonald’s web site, a Big Mac® is made of: “100% Beef Patty, Big Mac Bun, Pasteurized Process American Cheese, Big Mac Sauce, Lettuce, Pickle Slices, Onions.” Most of the fixings are pretty good and pretty straightforward until you get to the Big Mac® bun and the Big Mac® sauce.

    The ingredients in those two items might well be described as scary, or at least excessive.

    Big Mac® Bun:
    -- Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enzymes)
    -- water
    -- high fructose corn syrup...............:)
    -- sugar
    -- soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated soybean oil..........:)

    The bun also contains 2% or less of the following:
    -- salt
    -- calcium sulfate
    -- calcium carbonate
    -- wheat gluten
    -- ammonium sulfate
    -- ammonium chloride
    -- sodium stearoyl lactylate *
    -- datem *
    -- ascorbic acid*
    -- azodicarbonamide*
    -- mono- and diglycerides*
    -- ethoxylated monoglycerides*
    -- monocalcium phosphate*
    -- enzymes*
    -- guar gum*
    -- calcium peroxide*
    -- soy flour*
    -- calcium propionate (preservative)
    -- sodium propionate (preservative)
    -- soy lecithin
    -- sesame seed.

    * indicates: dough

    Big Mac® Sauce:
    -- Soybean oil.................GMO
    -- pickle relish (which is made of......
    -- diced pickles
    -- high fructose corn syrup..................:)
    -- sugar
    -- vinegar
    -- corn syrup
    -- salt
    -- calcium chloride
    -- xanthan gum
    -- potassium sorbate (preservative)
    -- spice extractives
    -- polysorbate 80
    -- distilled vinegar
    -- water
    -- egg yolks
    -- high fructose corn syrup.........................:)
    -- onion powder
    -- mustard seed
    -- salt
    -- spices
    -- propylene glycol alginate..............................antifreeze.....yum.
    -- sodium benzoate (preservative)
    -- mustard bran
    -- sugar
    -- garlic powder
    -- vegetable protein (hydrolyzed corn, soy and wheat) – fancy name for MSG
    -- caramel color
    -- extractives of paprika
    -- soy lecithin
    -- turmeric (color)
    -- calcium disodium EDTA (protect flavor).

    It’s interesting to note that one of the things missing from the ingredients in the buns is yeast. The main reason for adding sugar (and high fructose corn syrup, apparently) to bread dough is to give the yeast something to react with.

    Overall, if you remove the bun and the sauce, you have some food of reasonably high quality.................?

    Antibiotic toxic chemical laden beef is questionable.........:)

    The bun and the sauce however have too many chemical components and too much salt, sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Azodicarbonamide is banned as a food additive in many parts of the world. And many people are trying to eliminate monosodium glutamate from their diets. Calling MSG “vegetable protein” is not helping American consumers watch what they eat.
    If you are still interested in eating a Big Mac®, here are the nutritional details required by an FDA food label:

    7.5 oz (214 g) total weight
    540 total calories
    260 calories from fat.....................:)
    29 grams of fat (45% of recommended daily allowance)
    10 grams saturated fat (50% of daily allowance)
    1040 mg of sodium (43% of daily allowance)
    45 grams of carbohydrates (15% of daily allowance)
    3 grams of fiber
    9 grams of sugar
    25 grams of protein


    puke it out.

  3. Negative Effects of HFCS.

    High fructose corn syrup, so commonly found because corn has become one of the cheapest most widely available crops, acts as an alternative sweetener to normal table sugar.

    The fructose has a much sweeter taste and acts as a much more cost effective option for food producers and manufacturers.

    Ultimately, HFCS acts as the number one cause for obesity in the world, especially in the United States of America. The sweetener has the ability to decrease metabolism and hinder the natural production of insulin and other appetite controllers, amongst other problem

    1. Obesity

    HFCS limits your body’s ability to produce insulin and leptin, making it difficult to metabolize food and regulate appetite. The pancreas remains insulin resistance to all types of fructose, including HFCS, severely hindering appetite control.
    2. Diabetes

    Due to obesity and an irregular fluctuation of insulin, HFCS leads to diabetes in many people. Continual pancreatic damage remains the main cause of diabetes.
    3. Tooth Infections and Decay

    Foods rich in sugars and sweeteners like HFCS rot teeth by decaying the enamel coating.
    4. LDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides Increase

    Sugars metabolize into fat, therefore increasing your unhealthy cholesterol levels along with the fat storages in your body. Since high fructose corn syrup does not cause the secretion of insulin or leptin, foods with high levels of the sweetener become nearly fully absorbed and metabolized into fat and cholesterol.
    5. Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Heart Disease

    High amounts of HFCS often result in higher cholesterol, which in turn blocks arteries and the flow of blood to and from the heart. This process weakens the heart muscles and the ability for new oxygen to circulate throughout the body. The increase in fat storages also harms heart health.
    6. Anemia

    In order for your body to digest HFCS and other sugars that contain no vitamins or minerals, you must use other storages of the valuable nutrients, depleting your body of its natural amounts.
    7. Poor Immunity

    HFCS interfere with the creation of hormones and enzymes in your body that normally defend major diseases.
    8. Lack of Calories

    Even though foods that contain high levels of HFCS provide a ton of calories, those calories have no nutritional value at all. This often gets labeled as the empty calorie phenomenon.
    9. Fatigue

    High levels of sugar cause your body to release greater amounts of hormones and endorphins that slow the body down.
    10. Mood Swings and Withdrawal

    Too much sugar and HFCS will cause your body to crave more, and when trying to cut back, the desire and cravings only increase.


    supersize me.

  4. WHOPPER®/BIG KING®/BURGER PATTIES: 100% USDA inspected ground beef (broiled).

    toxic antibiotic laden dead animal flesh not suitable for your dog.

    WHOPPER®/BURGER/SPECIALTY BUNS: Enriched flour (niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, and folic acid), water, sugar (sucrose or high fructose corn syrup), sesame seeds, vegetable shortening, salt, wheat gluten, yeast, yeast food (calcium sulfate, potassium iodate, and/or ammonium sulfate), dough conditions (polysorbate 60, calcium peroxide [oxidant], calcium salts, sulfates, phosphates, and ammonium salts), dough strengtheners (sodium and/or calcium-2-steroyllactylate or ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides), dough softeners (mono- and diglycerides, and/or protease enzyme), mold inhibitor (calcium propionate), preservative (potassium sorbate), oxidation/reduction additives (ascorbic acid, potassium/calcium iodate, alpha-amylase, azodicarbonamide), leavening agent (monocalcium phosphate).

    BK BROILER® CHICKEN BREAST PATTY: Boneless chicken breast with rib meat, water, seasoning (salt, chicken stock, flavoring, maltodextrin, and autolyzed yeast), partially hydrogenated soybean oil and sodium phosphates. Glazed with water, seasoning (maltodextrin, salt, chicken stock, hydrolyzed soy protein, flavors, modified food starch, methylcellulose gum, monosodium glutamate, soy sauce (wheat, soybeans, salt) chicken fat, hydrolyzed wheat gluten, xanthan gum, natural smoke flavor, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, butter (cream, salt) hydrolyzed corn gluten, autolyzed yeast extract, buttermilk, corn syrup solids, thiamine hydrochloride, citric acid, latic acid, caramel color, disodium inosinate disodium guanylate vegetable stock (carrot, onion, celery), paprika and tocopherol) and partially hydrogenated soybean oil.

    CHICKEN SPECIALTY PATTY: USDA inspected boneless chicken breast with rib meat, water, salt, and monosodium glutamate. Breaded with: bleached wheat flour, salt, spices, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, dried whey, monosodium glutamate, yeast, dehydrated sweet pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, dextrose, leavening (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate). Battered with: water, bleached wheat flour, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate), salt, corn starch, oat flour and natural flavoring. Prepared in partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening.

    CHICKEN TENDERS®: USDA inspected breaded chicken breast strips with rib meat, water, salt, sodium phosphate, modified food starch, and flavoring. Breaded with: bleached wheat flour, water, modified food starch, salt, yellow corn flour, spices, monocalcium phosphate, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, dextrose, sugar, garlic powder, yeast, monosodium glutamate, buttermilk powder, and natural flavors. Prepared in partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening.

    BK BIG FISH® PORTION: Selected USDC inspected fish portions (cod or pollock), water, wheat flour, enriched bleached wheat flour (niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid), bleached wheat flour, modified food starch, yellow corn flour, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, yeast, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, spice, oleoresin paprika to enhance color. Prepared in partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening.

    FRENCH FRIES: Potatoes, partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening (soybean oil), modified potato and corn starch, rice flour, dextrin, salt, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate), corn syrup solids, xanthan gum, dextrose.
    ONION RINGS: Rehydrated onion, bleached wheat flour, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, water, yellow corn flour, sugar, contains 2% or less of the following: gelatinized wheat starch, corn starch, calcium chloride, modified food starch, methylcellulose, salt, fructose, guar gum, sodium alginate, yeast, sodium bicarbonate, glucano delta lactone, sodium tripolyphosphate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, natural onion flavor, garlic powder, hydroxy propyl methylcellulose, sorbitol. Prepared in partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening.

    BACON: USDA inspected fully cooked bacon. Cured with: water, salt, sugar, smoke flavoring, sodium phosphate, sodium erythorbate, and sodium nitrite.

    EGG PORTION: Whole eggs, skim milk (water, nonfat dry milk) vegetable oil (soy and/or corn oil), salt, xanthan gum, natural egg flavor, natural butter flavor.

    HAM: USDA inspected sliced, fully cooked smoked ham - water added. Cured with: water, salt, dextrose, corn syrup solids, sodium phosphate, sodium erythorbate, and sodium nitrite.

    SAUSAGE: USDA inspected pork sausage patties, may have caramel color added. Pork, salt, spices, dextrose, sugar, monosodium glutamate, hydrolyzed soy protein. Prepared in partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening.

    BISCUIT: Bleached enriched flour (bleached flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mono-nitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean, cottonseed) with citric acid added to protect flavor, baking powder (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, sodium acid pyrophosphate), cultured lowfat buttermilk (nonfat milk, whey protein concentrate, whey, cream, dairy cultures), sugar, salt, sodium caseinate, corn syrup solids, egg whites, natural flavor, carrageenan, dextrose, nonfat milk.

    CROISSANT: Enriched flour [unbleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid], water, margarine [partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oils, water, salt, nonfat dry milk, vegetable mono- and diglycerides, annatto (coloring)], sugar, nonfat dry mik, yeast, wheat gluten, salt, egg yolks, calcium propionate added to retard spoilage, casein, sodium phosophate, soya lecithin, carrageenan, turmeric and paprika (coloring).

    FRENCH TOAST STICKS: BREAD: Wheat flour, water, corn syrup, yeast, contains 2% or less of each of the following: partially hydrogenated soybean oil, wheat gluten, salt, corn flour, dough conditioners (may contain one or more of the following: mono- and diglycerides, ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides, calcium and sodium stearolyl lactylates, calcium peroxide), yeast nutrients (monocalcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate), corn starch, malted barley flour, calcium propionate added to retard spoilage, turmeric and paprika extractives, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2) and folic acid. BATTER AND BREADING: Water, bleached wheat flour (enriched with niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid), wheat flour, sugar, yellow corn flour, soy flour, contains 2% or less of the following: dextrose, modified corn starch, salt, lecithin, gum arabic, leavening (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate), yeast, glycerine, natural and artificial flavor, polysorbate 80, carrageenan. Prepared in partially hydrogenated soybean shortening.

    CINI-MINIS WITHOUT ICING: Enriched flour (flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, margarine (hydrogenated vegetable oil [soybean, cottonseed], skim milk, cultured skim milk, salt, mono- and diglycerides, artificial color, vitamin A palmitate), sugar, hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean, cottonseed), high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, cinnamon, corn syrup, yeast, eggs, molasses, whey, baking powder (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), salt, modified tapioca starch, sodium caseinate, mono- and diglycerides, DATEM, natural and artificial flavor, artificial color, egg whites with sodium lauryl sulfate, nonfat milk, soy lecithin, calcium oxide, calcium phosphate, ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide.

    PROCESSED AMERICAN CHEESE: Pasteurized American cheese (cultured milk, salt, enzymes, annatto color), water, cream, enzyme modified cheese, (cultured milk, water, cream, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate, salt, enzymes, sorbic acid [preservative], acetic acid, phosphoric acid, colored with paprika and annatto extracts), sodium citrate salt, sorbic acid (preservative), sodium phosphate, colored with paprika and annatto extracts or beta carotene and apo-carotenal, acetic acid, lecithin.