I read an article a couple months ago about how Wal-Mart and McDonald's were doing better because of the recession.
Apparently, fewer people were shopping at upscale stores or eating at nicer restaurants, so Wal-Mart and McDonald's were experiencing a "trickle down" effect as more people turned to them.
Then I read a different article the other day. It said McDonald's was starting to experience a downturn.
Not a good sign, man.