(Restaurant stocks at 52-week highs report updated with commentary on McDonald's.)
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- A dozen stocks in the restaurant sector tapped fresh 52-week highs Tuesday morning.
Shares of Starbucks ( SBUX), McDonald's ( MCD) and Brinker International ( EAT) all hit fresh annual heights during the day's fairly bullish trading session. The PowerShares Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment Portfolio ( PEJ) and PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary Sector Portfolio ( PEZ), exchange-traded funds that track stocks in the restaurant sector, each bid 0.4% higher Tuesday afternoon. >> 10 Restaurant Stock Winners of 2010 Here then is a look at the group of restaurant sector players soaring to record annual heights, with a little background on what's driving the stock.