McDonald’s Better Menu, a Little

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) management, in conjunction with outside organizations, reported that its menu choices have become healthier. However, they still must be less healthy than at most other places ...
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Credit Suisse Identifies Key Winners and Losers in Restaurant Stocks

Credit Suisse’s Jason West is taking a Neutral stance on the restaurant segment, but he has picked some winners that he sees playing out in the second half of 2015. ...
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Are Sonic Earnings Enough for Investors?

Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets closed Monday. The fast-food company had $0.36 in earnings per share (EPS) on $164.7 million in revenue, ...
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4 Top Restaurant Stocks to Buy With Big Momentum

When you think of momentum stocks, probably the last thing that pops into your mind is restaurant stocks. However, there are four companies in the industry that have traded that ...
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The 25 Most Expensive Steakhouses in the Country

Steaks are expensive -- whether you buy them at the grocery store or at a restaurant. Steak is often the most expensive item on a restaurant’s menu, and steakhouses are ...
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The Forces Driving Wingstop Massively Higher After IPO

On Thursday, restaurant chain Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ: WING) priced its initial public offering (IPO) at $19 a share, some 46% above the midpoint of its expected range of $12 to ...
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Is the Wendy’s Buyback a Sign of Strength?

The fast-food market is getting increasingly competitive, in an age when consumers are shying away from burgers in favor of more wholesome food choices. The huge buyback program just announced ...
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Shake Shack Shares Sliced

Last week we commented on a reported filing by Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) for a trademark on the phrase “chicken shack,” noting that at a market cap of about ...
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Why Shake Shack Needs Chicken to Justify $3 Billion Market Value

One of this year’s most successful initial public offerings (IPOs) was from Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), which priced at $21 a share, doubled on its first day of trading ...
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McDonald’s Credit Takes Another Downgrade

Credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Services Friday downgraded the senior unsecured debt ratings on McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) from A2 to A3 and short-term commercial paper has been dropped from ...
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What to Expect From El Pollo Loco Earnings

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) is set to release its most recent quarterly earnings Thursday after the markets close. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are $0.17 in ...
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McDonald’s Punishing Its Credit With Dividend and Buyback Ambitions

Joining with the other major credit ratings agencies, Fitch Ratings on Friday downgraded its issuer default rating on McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) from A to BBB+ on long-term debt and ...
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Why Weak McDonald’s Sales Are Looking Good

After having a first quarter full of ups and downs, McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) is looking just a little more stable after the golden arches reported its global comparable sales ...
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Wingstop Finally Files for IPO

Wingstop has filed to come public via an initial public offering (IPO). If you have any question about what the company does, it is a top restaurant chain focused on ...
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McDonald’s Credit Ratings Fall on Turnaround Plan Share Buybacks

While shareholders had some reason to be pleased with the McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) turnaround plan announced on Monday, those reasons were not shared by two credit ratings agencies. Both ...
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