McDonald’s vs. Jack in The Box: Which Fast Food Stock is a Better Buy?

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Online food ordering, contactless delivery services, drive-thru, and new vegan recipes have helped fast-food companies combat COVID-19 pandemic-driven impacts to their businesses. Even though food prices are rising due to supply chain bottlenecks, fast-food companies should see rising sales thanks to pent-up demand. The global fast-food market is expected to grow at a 4.5% CAGR to $773.44 billion by 2027. So, both MCD and JACK should benefit.

While JACK lost 5.9% in price over the past three months, MCD has surged 6.5%. MCD is a clear winner with 17.7% gains versus JACK’s negative returns in terms of their past nine months’ performance. But which of these stocks is a better pick now? Let us find out.

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