When a recession hits, Walmart tends to do better. This is because their prices are low and therefore people would prefer to shop there. It saves them money, and they leave happy to be on a budget.
In 2008, McDonald’s opened up 600 new restaurants. As a result, the sales of their products were higher in 2008 than they were in 2006 and 2007. This makes them a great company to hold to when things get nasty in the economy.