McDonald's annual meeting: Arrests outside, cool confidence inside

|About: McDonald's Corporation (MCD)|By:, SA News Editor

McDonald's (MCD) annual meeting is in full swing outside of Chicago.

Outside over 100 protesters have been arrested, but inside the building the tone from execs is cool confidence.

The company acknowledges some weakness in sales growth, but points to building momentum in the current quarter.

Management is defiant that the restaurant chain has made significant moves to improve the healthiness of its menu. Yogurt in Happy Meals is the latest example.

A question from a shareholder on the potential of a stock split is brushed aside as a plan that doesn't add value.

On menu innovation, CEO Donald Thompson says a "couple of things" are coming down the pipe.