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.

Symbol Name Last 12M Chg Mkt Cap POWR    Rating
MCD McDonald’s Corporation Common Stock 194.33 22.56% 148.37B A
Strong Buy
SBUX Starbucks Corporation 75.75 30.67% 94.20B A
Strong Buy
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. 103.08 19.47% 31.53B A
Strong Buy
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Common Stock 697.79 111.11% 19.35B A
Strong Buy
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc. Common Shares 66.73 22.33% 16.88B A
Strong Buy
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. Common Stock 116.63 28.20% 14.34B A
Strong Buy
DNKN Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. 75.58 24.05% 6.24B A
Strong Buy
WEN Wendy’s Company (The) 18.74 9.33% 4.44B A
Strong Buy
WING Wingstop Inc. 78.43 54.32% 2.30B A
Strong Buy
FRSH Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. 6.43 40.74% 109.49M A
Strong Buy
DPZ Domino’s Pizza Inc Common Stock 266.75 11.53% 10.95B B
SHAK Shake Shack, Inc. Class A Common Stock 59.81 38.73% 2.22B B
DIN Dine Brands Global, Inc. Common Stock 88.08 19.76% 1.56B B
DENN Denny’s Corporation 17.37 4.64% 1.07B B
JAX J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. Common Stock 11.18 -12.55% 164.29M B


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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