Consumers Still Love Pizza and Doughnuts

Steve Kanaval | |

If you break down the Restaurant Sector for Q1 2015, you’ll find a clear message: the consumer still adores pizza and doughnuts. Earnings and profitability are also telling you that cold

Which Burger Chains Will Survive the Burger Bubble?

Joel Anderson | |

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the rise of fast casual dining. The era of fast food appears to be over. Well, not entirely over – odds are McDonald’s (MCD) isn’t

Forget Shake Shack, Chanticleer Could Provide More Than a 2X Return

John Ford | |

Chanticleer is my top pick in the hot restaurant sector, trading at an 80% discount to peers. Here's why: The current rights offering should be a game changer for Chanticleer because it

Some Ideas on How The Grilled Cheese Truck (GRLD) Reached an $80 Million Valuation

Joel Anderson | |

We here at are always on the lookout for that next big idea, the sort of searingly original concept that’s bound to create massive revenues and rocket stock values into the

What's Going on With McDonald's (MCD)?

Joel Anderson | |

It has been a rough week for McDonald’s (MCD) . Actually, it’s been a rough six months that happened to come to a head this week, but the end result is that CEO Don Thompson is out

Macro Forces Should Be At Your Back in 2015, But Focus on Price

Alan Stevens | |

I am a bottom-up investor, which means I tend to focus on the merits of individual companies far more than any macroeconomic impact. However, even I can see that macro forces are lining up in our

El Pollo Loco: That's One Crazy Chicken

Joe Goldman | |

Newly public El Pollo Loco (LOCO) shares have been red hot since going public last Friday. Shares went public at $16, hit the after market at $18.80, and closed at $38.75 on Thursday, a soaring

IPO Report: El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO)

Francis Gaskins | |

El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) is a differentiated restaurant concept that specializes in fire-grilling citrus-marinated chicken in front of its customers. It is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA. 10

Chipotle Mexican Grill Defies California Drought, Supply Issues

Joe Goldman | |

Amid one of the worst droughts in history, agriculture supply on the west coast has been devastated. The drought has pummeled west coast farmland and sent agriculture prices for agricultural goods

Chipotle Rolls Up Some Fat Earnings

Jacob Harper | |

Fast-casual chain Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) issued their earnings report after the bell on July 21, and the theoretically Mexican-food purveyor dished out a healthy helping of profits, with a

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