EDIT: At the time this blog entry was posted I had a Youtube video here. That has been removed but I want the rest of my content to be remain. Nothing hidden no past mistakes ignored. All out in the open.
I mentioned that the dividend has grown quite well over the past 5 years since the Great Recession started but their dividend raises go beyond that. 35 straight years they have raised dividends that's quite an achievement considering all the other investing and trading fads out there that come and go.
I made the video a few days ago and am posting it now. Since that time McDonald's has filed paperwork to start selling bagged coffee. Their McCafe line of specialty coffee drinks now accounts for 6% of their sales. As I mention in the video, they got rich from a dining experience more so then by selling hamburgers. The success of the McCafe line shows us that they can adapt and win at changing tastes and new trends.
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