NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- With weak third-quarter results coming out from Yum! Brands (YUM - Get Report) and Coca-Cola (KO - Get Report), McDonald's (MCD - Get Report) investors are chewing their nails, anxiously anticipating what the fast-food giant will say on Monday. I wouldn't put too much emphasis on the company's quarter-to-quarter performance though.First and foremost, the struggles of the entire consumer discretionary space are nothing new. Even the so-called "recession-proof" stocks like Wal-Mart (WMT - Get Report) have been hurt by weak same-store sales and reduced traffic. I don't believe there has been anything to suggest that these concerns will be immediately reversed as a result of the recent government shutdown.
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