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Stock market shows USA loves booze, fast food and soda

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Posted at 4:05 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 12:30:42-04

(CNN) - America loves fast food, soda and booze.

In case you need evidence, just take a look at the stock market.

Companies that sell burgers, fried chicken and soda are hitting records, and fittingly that’s happening just before Memorial Day.

McDonald's is at an all-time high. So are KFC owner Yum! Brands and its spinoff, Yum China. Both companies also operate the Taco Bell and Pizza Hut chains. Pepsi hit all-time high on Friday as well.

As for beverages with a little more oomph:

Shares of Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch Inbev are up 12 percent this year. Corona parent Constellation Brands has surged nearly 20 percent. Jack Daniels' maker Brown-Forman is up 15 percent.

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