NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow was held back by a slump in McDonald's stock yesterday.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow was held back by a slump in McDonald’s stock yesterday.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 35.79 points to close at 13,982.91. The Dow has gained 6.7 percent this year and is just 182 points below the record close of 14,164, set in October 2007.

McDonald’s was the biggest decliner in the Dow, losing $1.10 to $94, as investors worried that Americans will spend less on eating out after a rise in Social Security taxes at the beginning of the year. The government reported yesterday that consumer spending barely grew last month.

Other fast-food companies also fell. Buffalo Wild Wings stock plunged $4.52 to $76.55 after its earnings fell short of analysts’ expectations. Burger King and Wendy’s also fell.

“Consumer spending is coming under pressure,” said Bryan Elliott, an analyst at Raymond James. “ It’s the easiest way to save money — stay at home and cook.”

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up 0.90 point to 1,520.33. The Nasdaq composite rose 10.38 points to 3,196.88.