Cramer: Want to buy a Dow stock? Try McDonald’s

Cramer: Want to buy a Dow stock? Buy MCD
Cramer: Want to buy a Dow stock? Buy MCD   

CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday that investors looking to own a blue-chip stock should consider investing in McDonald's amid higher European sales.

"Europe can turn [McDonald's] around because of the fact that the dollar has peaked and they're little bit wealthier over there and then the U.S. will take care of itself if [CEO Steve] Easterbrook gets back to basics," Cramer said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."

Cramer made his remarks after the fast-food giant reported a 1 percent growth in European same-store sales during the month of April. Analysts expected a 0.1 percent slide in European comps, according to StreetAccount.

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The company also reported that global same-store sales lowered 0.6 percent last month, while analysts expected a 1.9 percent drop, according to StreetAccount.

McDonald's stock was up 2 percent in morning trading. Click here to see where the stock is trading now.