Restaurants are thriving these days. No shock when you consider that the US un-employment rate is at a 50 year low, inflation is nearly non-existent and we are still enjoying the benefits of the 2018 tax breaks.

This leads to an expanding consumer wallet and waste band as they spend more money on small luxuries like eating out more often. McDonald’s and Starbucks head up this list of 15 restaurant stocks enjoying a POWR Rating of Buy. See the full list of these stocks below.

SymbolNameLast12M ChgMkt CapPOWR    Rating
MCDMcDonald’s Corporation Common Stock194.3322.56%148.37BA
Strong Buy
SBUXStarbucks Corporation75.7530.67%94.20BA
Strong Buy
YUMYum! Brands, Inc.103.0819.47%31.53BA
Strong Buy
CMGChipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Common Stock697.79111.11%19.35BA
Strong Buy
QSRRestaurant Brands International Inc. Common Shares66.7322.33%16.88BA
Strong Buy
DRIDarden Restaurants, Inc. Common Stock116.6328.20%14.34BA
Strong Buy
DNKNDunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.75.5824.05%6.24BA
Strong Buy
WENWendy’s Company (The)18.749.33%4.44BA
Strong Buy
WINGWingstop Inc.78.4354.32%2.30BA
Strong Buy
FRSHPapa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc.6.4340.74%109.49MA
Strong Buy
DPZDomino’s Pizza Inc Common Stock266.7511.53%10.95BB
Buy
SHAKShake Shack, Inc. Class A Common Stock59.8138.73%2.22BB
Buy
DINDine Brands Global, Inc. Common Stock88.0819.76%1.56BB
Buy
DENNDenny’s Corporation17.374.64%1.07BB
Buy
JAXJ. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. Common Stock11.18-12.55%164.29MB
Buy

 

Did you not see your favorite restaurant stock on this list? Well 33 of them did not emerge as Buy rated. In fact, 18 of them are actually Sell rated. Check out the full list of restaurant stocks here.

If you are not familiar with the POWR Rating system, then now is a good time to learn more. About POWR Ratings.

Also here are links to 2 other popular destinations to make the best use of the POWR Ratings:

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