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Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: McDonald's Supersized

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In a brutal week for the market that looks like 1990 "all over again," investors should look to the "Golden Arches" for support, Cramer told viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Friday.

After the Federal Reserve indicated it would not likely act again to help the economy, and Cisco (CSCO) said that the subprime mess is cutting into orders in America, the market turned ugly. Retail and banks were hit hard, with Washington Mutual (WM) down to $18.

In an environment of weakness, Cramer urged viewers to seize on "opportunities to buy the stocks that could make your portfolio into a bulletproof vest."

McDonald's (MCD), which Cramer has applauded for its consistent performance, is "loaded with American growth and European growth," important qualities for a stock that is expected to weather a market storm.

Additionally, there's a catalyst to buy McDonald's, Cramer said: "There's an analysts' meeting next Tuesday, and if I were you, I'd get in ahead of this meeting." With McDonald's down a dollar ahead of the meeting, investors should find a good entry point, Cramer said.

"Yesterday, McDonald's was one of the only stocks that actually went up," Cramer said, thanks to positive same-store sales.

"The McDonald's I know is an international story," Cramer said. Viewers can expect the company to showcase new products, new initiatives and European growth at the analysts' meeting.

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