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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
Forecast Score
Market Cap
Price
Price Target
Upside/Downside
Consensus
Analysts
Fore. Revenue Growth
Fore. Earnings Growth
Forecast ROE
Forecast ROA
RICK
RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS INC
$798.03M$86.33$110.0027.42%Buy211.85%25.64%25.20%11.65%
RAVE
RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$26.73M$1.63N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
STKS
ONE GROUP HOSPITALITY INC
$210.05M$6.51$11.8381.77%Strong Buy34.05%53.49%42.44%12.01%
CMG
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC
$41.81B$1,508.40$1.86k22.99%Strong Buy2110.63%21.56%86.95%29.68%
ARKR
ARK RESTAURANTS CORP
$68.50M$19.03N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
BDL
FLANIGANS ENTERPRISES INC
$52.82M$28.42N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
RUTH
RUTHS HOSPITALITY GROUP INC
$540.20M$16.27$24.0047.51%Strong Buy32.54%22.69%39.32%10.73%
TXRH
TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC
$6.40B$95.57$101.295.98%Buy156.18%10.57%N/AN/A
BLMN
BLOOMIN' BRANDS INC
$1.80B$20.55$26.2127.56%Buy72.57%50.90%102.70%7.61%
CAKE
CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC
$1.63B$31.78$35.4611.56%Hold115.19%73.44%59.92%7.09%
QSR
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC
$20.04B$65.50$65.500.00%Buy173.36%2.05%44.70%4.58%
DRI
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC
$17.48B$142.86$145.091.56%Strong Buy235.48%7.95%50.16%10.34%
PZZA
PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC
$2.85B$80.57$100.0024.12%Buy112.83%36.61%-55.00%18.18%
YUMC
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS INC
$23.86B$57.02$56.04-1.72%Buy79.56%-7.95%13.89%7.62%
SBUX
STARBUCKS CORP
$117.17B$102.08$97.74-4.25%Buy2010.04%18.02%-52.29%16.29%
WEN
WENDY's CO
$4.94B$23.17$23.621.92%Buy134.27%6.47%55.52%4.40%
ARMK
ARAMARK
$10.62B$41.06$40.20-2.09%Hold55.34%63.92%29.89%6.00%
GRIL
MUSCLE MAKER INC
$22.50M$0.78N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ARCO
ARCOS DORADOS HOLDINGS INC
$1.58B$7.44$9.1022.31%Strong Buy53.29%-3.61%61.69%6.08%
CBRL
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC
$2.13B$95.98$100.254.45%Sell42.42%14.09%29.87%6.37%
KRUS
KURA SUSHI USA INC
$622.97M$63.64$83.3330.94%Buy332.18%N/A9.86%4.57%
FAT
FAT BRANDS INC
$97.80M$5.90$25.00323.73%Strong Buy18.96%N/AN/A-1.01%
SG
SWEETGREEN INC
$1.34B$12.05$24.50103.32%Buy923.79%N/A-15.38%-12.82%
NATH
NATHANS FAMOUS INC
$282.89M$69.34N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
PLAY
DAVE & BUSTER's ENTERTAINMENT INC
$1.75B$36.20$52.1744.11%Strong Buy813.75%17.60%63.34%6.18%
BTB
BIT BROTHER LTD
$45.92M$0.39N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
FWRG
FIRST WATCH RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$818.73M$13.83$21.1753.05%Strong Buy610.70%141.01%N/AN/A
WING
WINGSTOP INC
$4.48B$149.71$147.79-1.29%Buy1613.44%15.13%-17.00%16.81%
JACK
JACK IN THE BOX INC
$1.43B$68.59$86.8726.65%Buy17N/AN/A-21.43%5.40%
DENN
DENNY's CORP
$626.13M$10.94$12.8017.00%Hold50.88%-39.25%-70.53%6.33%
MCD
MCDONALDS CORP
$199.05B$271.77$289.006.34%Strong Buy221.01%14.76%-126.94%17.18%
DPZ
DOMINOS PIZZA INC
$13.08B$369.36$395.327.03%Buy245.24%10.89%-16.67%43.71%
BTBD
BT BRANDS INC
$13.05M$2.02N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
CHUY
CHUY's HOLDINGS INC
$548.89M$30.50$30.33-0.55%Buy30.67%-5.47%9.83%5.11%
DIN
DINE BRANDS GLOBAL INC
$1.06B$67.83$87.8329.49%Strong Buy6-2.07%12.04%-38.00%5.81%
YUM
YUM BRANDS INC
$36.79B$130.62$138.335.90%Buy124.18%7.90%-18.99%28.08%
FRGI
FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$162.96M$6.27$14.50131.26%Strong Buy1N/AN/A7.92%3.28%
YOSH
YOSHIHARU GLOBAL CO
$19.15M$1.48N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
PBPB
POTBELLY CORP
$149.25M$5.18N/AN/AHold12.73%N/A244.63%1.07%
SHAK
SHAKE SHACK INC
$2.07B$49.20$62.3326.69%Buy1314.53%N/AN/AN/A
LOCO
EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC
$394.94M$10.66$13.7528.99%Buy40.10%-5.26%8.77%4.80%
EAT
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC
$1.45B$32.94$35.598.04%Hold183.29%46.89%-70.37%8.37%
NDLS
NOODLES & CO
$237.49M$5.16$8.6066.67%Buy56.46%N/A86.02%9.12%
PTLO
PORTILLO's INC
$1.29B$17.87$24.6738.04%Buy47.60%N/A14.53%3.05%
CNNE
CANNAE HOLDINGS INC
$1.71B$21.89$37.0069.03%Strong Buy2-1.73%N/A-1.23%-1.05%
BROS
DUTCH BROS INC
$5.34B$32.59$40.0022.74%Buy719.55%N/A72.94%8.12%
GTIM
GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS INC
$30.66M$2.48N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
RRGB
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC
$115.64M$7.26N/AN/AHold20.75%N/A4.63%0.28%
BH
BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC
$322.80M$141.86N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
BJRI
BJS RESTAURANTS INC
$694.98M$29.71$29.00-2.39%Buy74.13%N/A7.52%2.51%
BFI
BURGERFI INTERNATIONAL INC
$37.72M$1.70$11.00548.97%Strong Buy1N/AN/AN/AN/A
REBN
REBORN COFFEE INC
$13.38M$1.02$5.50439.22%Strong Buy1N/AN/AN/AN/A
TAST
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$79.38M$1.49$3.33123.69%Strong Buy32.02%N/A-5.35%-0.56%
THCH
TH INTERNATIONAL LTD
$744.19M$3.81N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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 66, which is 33 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 33. It passed 26 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Rci Hospitality Holdings has seen its stock return 34.26% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 45 percentage points.

Rci Hospitality Holdings has an average 1 year price target of $110.00, an upside of 27.42% from Rci Hospitality Holdings's current stock price of $86.33.

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 39.32% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 50 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 -48.66% over the past year, underperforming other restaurant stocks by -38 percentage points.

One Group Hospitality has an average 1 year price target of $11.83, an upside of 81.77% from One Group Hospitality's current stock price of $6.51.

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 6.78%, which is 4 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.39%. 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 5.42%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.39%. 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 2.39%. 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 -2.47% in the last day, and down -2.47% over the last week. Dave & Buster's Entertainment was the among the top losers in the restaurants industry, dropping -2.79% yesterday.

Dave & Buster's Entertainment shares are trading lower after the company reported Q3 financial 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 61 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 39. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Rave Restaurant Group's stock has gained 39.32% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by 50 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 61 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 39. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Ark Restaurants's stock has gained 10.16% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by 20 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 47 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 39. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Bloomin' Brands's stock has gained 6.2% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by 17 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 17.23% 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 31.04x.
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