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Best Restaurant Stocks to Buy Now (2024)
Top restaurant stocks in 2024 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
Forecast Score
Market Cap
Price
Price Target
Upside/Downside
Top Analysts Upside/Downside
Consensus
Top Analysts Consensus
Analysts
Top Analysts
Fore. Revenue Growth
Fore. Earnings Growth
Forecast ROE
Forecast ROA
CMG
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC
$73.53B$53.54$66.3423.90%Buy2612.24%18.13%N/AN/A
WING
WINGSTOP INC
$10.85B$369.31$401.138.62%Buy1518.83%24.90%-39.66%41.78%
YUMC
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS INC
$11.82B$30.32$51.3069.20%Strong Buy17.83%10.45%18.35%9.53%
QSR
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC
$23.01B$72.74$84.1715.71%Buy1512.08%-1.63%44.71%5.74%
BLMN
BLOOMIN' BRANDS INC
$1.70B$19.70$26.3333.67%Hold60.89%75.67%81.42%7.26%
ARCO
ARCOS DORADOS HOLDINGS INC
$2.00B$9.50N/AN/AN/AN/A6.18%12.82%N/AN/A
CAKE
CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC
$2.03B$39.79$40.642.13%Hold115.15%24.94%56.71%6.64%
SHAK
SHAKE SHACK INC
$3.58B$84.46$110.5030.83%Buy1412.84%30.46%12.03%3.32%
WEN
WENDY's CO
$3.62B$17.65$20.4715.97%Hold163.38%4.86%83.97%4.75%
CHUY
CHUY's HOLDINGS INC
$638.89M$37.08$33.92-8.53%Buy65.21%8.71%14.24%7.50%
TXRH
TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC
$11.45B$171.44$170.74-0.41%Buy199.12%15.83%N/AN/A
SBUX
STARBUCKS CORP
$89.79B$79.27$93.3017.70%Buy204.23%4.86%-59.98%17.26%
RAVE
RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$27.42M$1.88N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
BROS
DUTCH BROS INC
$6.94B$39.17$42.007.22%Strong Buy819.36%42.64%18.27%3.67%
PZZA
PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC
$1.36B$41.40$68.4465.34%Strong Buy90.86%9.76%-22.15%12.08%
DRI
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC
$16.98B$142.86$172.6520.85%Strong Buy204.85%9.42%59.17%11.72%
CAVA
CAVA GROUP INC
$9.12B$79.99$84.005.01%Strong Buy1118.39%13.24%12.22%7.06%
MCD
MCDONALDS CORP
$185.42B$257.28$304.6118.40%Strong Buy184.47%5.34%-211.40%19.09%
FWRG
FIRST WATCH RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$941.81M$15.60$24.0053.85%Strong Buy613.04%21.66%N/AN/A
DPZ
DOMINOS PIZZA INC
$14.14B$404.17$529.5631.02%Buy255.92%4.97%-18.03%37.81%
PTLO
PORTILLO's INC
$714.21M$9.75$14.5749.45%Strong Buy79.07%-0.96%11.38%2.90%
RICK
RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS INC
$432.59M$46.39$98.00111.25%Buy1-0.74%25.86%15.44%7.23%
NATH
NATHANS FAMOUS INC
$295.40M$72.32N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
YUM
YUM BRANDS INC
$35.75B$126.93$148.0016.60%Buy118.44%5.20%-25.43%31.70%
DIN
DINE BRANDS GLOBAL INC
$545.78M$35.43$55.0055.24%Strong Buy61.15%8.91%-48.08%6.94%
JACK
JACK IN THE BOX INC
$1.04B$53.89$72.5034.53%Buy14-1.47%10.96%-21.34%5.17%
BDL
FLANIGANS ENTERPRISES INC
$49.53M$26.65N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
SG
SWEETGREEN INC
$2.74B$24.20$32.4634.11%Buy1112.89%N/A-11.44%-6.39%
KRUS
KURA SUSHI USA INC
$590.70M$52.53$71.4335.98%Buy712.61%N/A0.95%0.48%
STKS
ONE GROUP HOSPITALITY INC
$156.79M$4.99$7.6753.65%Strong Buy3114.26%N/A29.91%6.60%
CBRL
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC
$970.68M$43.72$54.8325.42%Sell61.14%15.51%22.28%4.41%
SDOT
SADOT GROUP INC
$28.19M$0.52N/AN/AN/AN/A4.02%N/A37.68%5.45%
BH
BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC
$443.22M$194.78N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
DENN
DENNY's CORP
$375.05M$7.21$11.1354.30%Strong Buy42.55%37.73%-63.64%7.71%
LOCO
EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC
$352.05M$11.32$12.006.01%Hold11.14%-12.35%9.46%4.06%
BTBD
BT BRANDS INC
$9.18M$1.47N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
EAT
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC
$2.97B$66.69$58.46-12.34%Buy134.09%22.45%-491.42%9.20%
BJRI
BJS RESTAURANTS INC
$847.87M$36.26$39.208.11%Hold53.01%24.61%11.23%4.04%
PBPB
POTBELLY CORP
$226.50M$7.59$17.00123.98%Strong Buy3-3.55%21.43%47.86%3.02%
CNNE
CANNAE HOLDINGS INC
$1.20B$19.07$27.0041.58%Buy1-17.82%N/A-1.60%-1.40%
GENK
GEN RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$270.21M$8.34$13.8365.86%Strong Buy38.57%-73.68%36.54%1.51%
ARKR
ARK RESTAURANTS CORP
$48.66M$13.50N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
CHSN
CHANSON INTERNATIONAL HOLDING
$23.73M$1.91N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
FAT
FAT BRANDS INC
$88.75M$5.22N/AN/AN/AN/A19.80%N/AN/A-8.34%
PNST
PINSTRIPES HOLDINGS INC
$91.00M$2.27$6.00164.32%Strong Buy226.68%N/AN/A-9.82%
YOSH
YOSHIHARU GLOBAL CO
$5.95M$4.47N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
BFI
BURGERFI INTERNATIONAL INC
$5.51M$0.20N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
REBN
REBORN COFFEE INC
$19.12M$5.68N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
GTIM
GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS INC
$28.17M$2.56N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
RRGB
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC
$93.98M$6.00$18.33205.55%Strong Buy3-0.09%N/A-20.45%0.83%
NDLS
NOODLES & CO
$73.23M$1.62$3.50116.72%Strong Buy22.89%N/A-49.69%-3.02%
HDL
SUPER HI INTERNATIONAL HOLDING LTD
$1.08B$16.72N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A266.36%327.39%
THCH
TH INTERNATIONAL LTD
$119.46M$0.72N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Restaurant Stocks FAQ

What are the best restaurant stocks to buy right now in Jul 2024?

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

1. Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG)


Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) is the top restaurant stock with a Zen Score of 53, which is 22 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 31. It passed 18 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Chipotle Mexican Grill has seen its stock return 25.14% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 29 percentage points.

Chipotle Mexican Grill has an average 1 year price target of $66.34, an upside of 23.9% from Chipotle Mexican Grill's current stock price of $53.54.

Chipotle Mexican Grill stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 26 analysts covering Chipotle Mexican Grill, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 19.23% have issued a Buy, 30.77% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)


Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING) is the second best restaurant stock with a Zen Score of 52, which is 21 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 31. It passed 21 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Wingstop has seen its stock return 97.35% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 102 percentage points.

Wingstop has an average 1 year price target of $401.13, an upside of 8.62% from Wingstop's current stock price of $369.31.

Wingstop stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 15 analysts covering Wingstop, 40% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 20% have issued a Buy, 40% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Yum China Holdings (NYSE:YUMC)


Yum China Holdings (NYSE:YUMC) is the third best restaurant stock with a Zen Score of 52, which is 21 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 31. It passed 18 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Yum China Holdings has seen its stock lose -48.48% over the past year, underperforming other restaurant stocks by -44 percentage points.

Yum China Holdings has an average 1 year price target of $51.30, an upside of 69.2% from Yum China Holdings's current stock price of $30.32.

Yum China Holdings stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Yum China Holdings, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% 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 22 restaurant stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 restaurant stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

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


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ:CBRL) has an annual dividend yield of 9.49%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 3.23%. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% six times in the last 10 years. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's dividend payout ratio of 190.5% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Dine Brands Global (NYSE:DIN)


Dine Brands Global (NYSE:DIN) has an annual dividend yield of 5.76%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 3.23%. Dine Brands Global's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two times in the last 10 years. Dine Brands Global's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Dine Brands Global's dividend payout ratio of 36.4% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Wendy's Co (NASDAQ:WEN)


Wendy's Co (NASDAQ:WEN) has an annual dividend yield of 5.67%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 3.23%. Wendy's Co's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Wendy's Co's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Wendy's Co's dividend payout ratio of 101% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are restaurant stocks up?

Restaurant stocks were up 0.07% in the last day, and down -2.63% over the last week. Starbucks was the among the top gainers in the restaurants industry, gaining 6.85% yesterday.

Starbucks shares are trading lower after rising Friday on a report suggesting Elliott has an undisclosed stake in the company.

What are the most undervalued restaurant stocks?

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

1. Bloomin' Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN)


Bloomin' Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) is the most undervalued restaurant stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Bloomin' Brands has a valuation score of 71, which is 41 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 30. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Bloomin' Brands's stock has dropped -30.76% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by -27 percentage points.

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


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ:CBRL) is the second most undervalued restaurant stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has a valuation score of 71, which is 41 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 30. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's stock has dropped -55.25% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by -51 percentage points.

3. Rci Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK)


Rci Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) is the third most undervalued restaurant stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Rci Hospitality Holdings has a valuation score of 71, which is 41 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 30. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Rci Hospitality Holdings's stock has dropped -33.93% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by -30 percentage points.

Are restaurant stocks a good buy now?

43.24% of restaurant stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect restaurant stocks to rise by 22.42% 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 33.26x.
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