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Best Restaurant Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top restaurant stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best restaurant stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the restaurants industry.

Industry: Restaurants
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
RICK
RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$831.12M$89.91-1.27%$69.49M22.42x1.17
RAVE
RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$27.83M$1.70-1.91%$3.13M3.69x0.41
STKS
ONE GROUP HOSPITALITY INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$209.73M$6.50-2.69%$27.85M15.12x2.55
CMG
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$44.49B$1,604.88-1.29%$1.32B55.40x1.93
ARKR
ARK RESTAURANTS CORP
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$68.90M$19.14-0.36%$23.65M4.41x2.08
BDL
FLANIGANS ENTERPRISES INC
NYSEMKT
Restaurants
$52.77M$28.39-0.39%$13.12M8.23x1.23
RUTH
RUTHS HOSPITALITY GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$563.11M$16.96-2.53%$65.59M14.25x2.66
TXRH
TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$6.57B$98.23-2.04%$443.15M25.51x1.40
BLMN
BLOOMIN' BRANDS INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$1.86B$21.24-3.50%$440.80M18.15x12.49
QSR
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$20.32B$66.430.23%$1.71B21.36x8.01
DRI
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$17.80B$145.48-0.12%$1.50B20.04x3.85
PZZA
PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$2.94B$83.12-0.01%$160.59M42.85x-3.96
CAKE
CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$1.71B$33.24-4.07%$144.65M34.27x7.45
YUMC
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$23.22B$55.491.30%$2.26B27.33x0.71
SBUX
STARBUCKS CORP
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$120.58B$105.051.63%$7.74B36.86x-4.21
FAT
FAT BRANDS INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$112.72M$6.80-0.73%$27.51M-1.46x-15.39
WEN
WENDY's CO
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$4.90B$23.011.41%$487.01M26.15x11.63
CBRL
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$2.20B$98.87-12.94%$295.46M19.62x3.69
ARMK
ARAMARK
NYSE
Restaurants
$10.90B$42.120.53%$1.16B55.42x3.98
GRIL
MUSCLE MAKER INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$19.30M$0.679.67%-$6.62M-1.91x0.34
ARCO
ARCOS DORADOS HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$1.61B$7.583.27%$383.76M12.03x9.14
SG
SWEETGREEN INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$1.54B$13.94-1.76%-$158.15M-7.45x0.20
KRUS
KURA SUSHI USA INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$678.18M$69.280.04%$8.20M-866.00x1.16
NATH
NATHANS FAMOUS INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$277.26M$67.961.98%$33.34M16.03x-2.77
PLAY
DAVE & BUSTER's ENTERTAINMENT INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$1.88B$39.06-0.33%$359.36M14.31x9.24
BTB
BIT BROTHER LTD
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$42.15M$0.3619.73%-$23.78M-1.08x0.01
FWRG
FIRST WATCH RESTAURANT GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$930.03M$15.71-3.08%$61.55M523.67x1.10
JACK
JACK IN THE BOX INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$1.45B$69.90-0.98%$304.07M12.80x-4.97
WING
WINGSTOP INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$4.88B$163.02-1.09%$86.37M114.80x-2.01
BTBD
BT BRANDS INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$13.05M$2.020.00%$281.18k-50.50x0.51
MCD
MCDONALDS CORP
NYSE
Restaurants
$200.24B$273.400.00%$10.66B34.18x-8.39
DPZ
DOMINOS PIZZA INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$13.55B$382.76-0.73%$856.09M30.65x-1.38
CHUY
CHUY's HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$562.56M$31.26-1.36%$57.04M24.42x0.93
YUM
YUM BRANDS INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$36.53B$129.680.38%$2.31B29.14x-1.68
DENN
DENNY's CORP
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$661.62M$11.56-7.74%$169.60M6.88x-12.15
DIN
DINE BRANDS GLOBAL INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$1.14B$72.95-1.80%$224.23M13.61x-7.54
PBPB
POTBELLY CORP
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$155.30M$5.39-1.28%$39.42M-179.67x227.03
YOSH
YOSHIHARU GLOBAL CO
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$20.19M$1.560.65%-$3.27M-2.74x1.46
SHAK
SHAKE SHACK INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$2.19B$51.93-0.27%$104.16M-88.02x2.66
FRGI
FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$164.26M$6.32-3.95%$5.94M-10.71x1.41
LOCO
EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$396.80M$10.71-0.93%$43.63M18.79x0.83
EAT
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$1.42B$32.14-3.05%$283.00M19.48x-9.41
PTLO
PORTILLO's INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$1.46B$20.253.26%$26.29M-67.50x2.78
BROS
DUTCH BROS INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$6.07B$37.06-2.86%$45.38M-168.45x7.05
CNNE
CANNAE HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$1.82B$23.28-0.77%-$645.80M-3.55x0.17
NDLS
NOODLES & CO
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$254.98M$5.54-1.42%$15.89M-27.70x8.44
GTIM
GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$29.79M$2.41-3.60%$7.98MN/A2.16
BH
BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Restaurants
$329.90M$144.98-0.53%-$27.34M-0.97x0.59
BJRI
BJS RESTAURANTS INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$740.13M$31.64-2.38%$87.45M-150.67x2.00
BFI
BURGERFI INTERNATIONAL INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$34.72M$1.56-0.64%-$170.46M-0.16x1.90
TAST
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$80.44M$1.511.34%$20.25M-1.05x8.59
RRGB
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$131.25M$8.240.00%$44.43M-2.37x15.68
REBN
REBORN COFFEE INC
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$11.30M$0.86-4.97%N/AN/A0.76
THCH
TH INTERNATIONAL LTD
NASDAQ
Restaurants
$691.46M$3.54-1.67%N/AN/A4.74

Restaurant Stocks FAQ

What are the best restaurant stocks to buy right now in Dec 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best restaurant stocks to buy right now are:

1. Rci Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK)


Rci Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) is the top restaurant stock with a Zen Score of 63, which is 30 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 33. It passed 25 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Rci Hospitality Holdings has seen its stock return 41.23% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 47 percentage points.

Rci Hospitality Holdings has an average 1 year price target of $110.00, an upside of 22.34% from Rci Hospitality Holdings's current stock price of $89.91.

Rci Hospitality Holdings stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Rci Hospitality Holdings, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 100% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Rave Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:RAVE)


Rave Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:RAVE) is the second best restaurant stock with a Zen Score of 61, which is 28 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 33. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Rave Restaurant Group has seen its stock return 50.18% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 56 percentage points.

3. One Group Hospitality (NASDAQ:STKS)


One Group Hospitality (NASDAQ:STKS) is the third best restaurant stock with a Zen Score of 59, which is 26 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 33. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. One Group Hospitality has seen its stock lose -48.94% over the past year, underperforming other restaurant stocks by -43 percentage points.

One Group Hospitality has an average 1 year price target of $11.83, an upside of 82.05% from One Group Hospitality's current stock price of $6.50.

One Group Hospitality stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 3 analysts covering One Group Hospitality, 66.67% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 33.33% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the restaurant stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 24 restaurant stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 restaurant stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Fat Brands (NASDAQ:FAT)


Fat Brands (NASDAQ:FAT) has an annual dividend yield of 5.88%, which is 4 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.28%. Fat Brands's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Fat Brands's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Fat Brands's dividend payout ratio of -11.3% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ:CBRL)


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ:CBRL) has an annual dividend yield of 5.26%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.28%. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% five times in the last 10 years. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's dividend payout ratio of 103.2% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Flanigans Enterprises (NYSEMKT:BDL)


Flanigans Enterprises (NYSEMKT:BDL) has an annual dividend yield of 3.52%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.28%. Flanigans Enterprises's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Flanigans Enterprises's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Flanigans Enterprises's dividend payout ratio of 29% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are restaurant stocks down?

Restaurant stocks were down -1.15% in the last day, and up 2.01% over the last week. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store was the among the top losers in the restaurants industry, dropping -12.94% yesterday.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are trading lower after the company reported worse-than-expected Q1 EPS results.

What are the most undervalued restaurant stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued restaurant stocks right now are:

1. Rave Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:RAVE)


Rave Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:RAVE) is the most undervalued restaurant stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Rave Restaurant Group has a valuation score of 100, which is 62 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 38. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Rave Restaurant Group's stock has gained 50.18% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by 56 percentage points.

2. Ark Restaurants (NASDAQ:ARKR)


Ark Restaurants (NASDAQ:ARKR) is the second most undervalued restaurant stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Ark Restaurants has a valuation score of 100, which is 62 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 38. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Ark Restaurants's stock has gained 15.43% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by 21 percentage points.

3. Bloomin' Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN)


Bloomin' Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) is the third most undervalued restaurant stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Bloomin' Brands has a valuation score of 86, which is 48 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 38. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Bloomin' Brands's stock has gained 13.46% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by 19 percentage points.

Are restaurant stocks a good buy now?

48.84% of restaurant stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect restaurant stocks to rise by 11.99% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the restaurants industry?

The average P/E ratio of the restaurants industry is 31.33x.
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