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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
Performance Score
Market Cap
Revenue
EBITDA
Earnings
EPS
Revenue Growth Y/Y
Revenue Growth 5Y
Earnings Growth Y/Y
Earnings Growth 5Y
Earnings Date
CMG
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC
$81.10B$9.87B$1.94B$1.23B$44.5914.33%15.20%38.14%47.67%2024-04-24
BH
BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC
$434.78M$365.32M$109.03M$54.95M$189.49-0.79%-14.72%N/A27.74%2024-05-03
YUMC
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS INC
$14.96B$10.98B$2.01B$827.00M$1.9914.72%5.46%89.52%1.58%2024-04-29
QSR
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC
$22.33B$7.02B$1.70B$1.19B$3.827.95%5.56%16.46%9.20%2024-04-30
CAKE
CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC
$1.71B$3.44B$201.70M$101.35M$2.104.13%8.08%141.38%-0.84%
BROS
DUTCH BROS INC
$5.66B$965.78M$121.55M$1.72M$0.0330.68%N/AN/AN/A2024-05-07
JACK
JACK IN THE BOX INC
$1.16B$1.65B$311.73M$116.26M$5.740.14%13.80%-6.97%1.96%2024-05-14
RICK
RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS INC
$475.66M$297.73M$67.02M$26.23M$2.787.97%12.05%-43.15%16.06%2024-05-08
MCD
MCDONALDS CORP
$193.07B$25.49B$13.86B$8.47B$11.639.97%3.70%38.62%8.85%2024-04-30
PZZA
PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC
$2.02B$2.14B$210.53M$82.10M$2.491.60%5.13%31.05%98.89%2024-05-09
TXRH
TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC
$9.93B$4.63B$499.74M$304.88M$4.5615.36%13.51%14.29%15.59%2024-05-02
KRUS
KURA SUSHI USA INC
$1.24B$212.93M$15.81M$1.56M$0.1830.45%N/AN/AN/A
WEN
WENDY's CO
$3.82B$2.18B$552.05M$204.44M$0.984.11%6.53%18.07%-12.68%2024-05-02
CHUY
CHUY's HOLDINGS INC
$546.92M$461.31M$64.78M$31.51M$1.779.26%2.99%58.04%39.92%2024-05-02
PTLO
PORTILLO's INC
$944.74M$679.91M$73.46M$24.82M$0.3415.81%N/A21.43%N/A2024-05-02
SBUX
STARBUCKS CORP
$96.15B$36.69B$7.70B$4.29B$3.7611.46%7.73%29.66%10.52%2024-04-30
BLMN
BLOOMIN' BRANDS INC
$2.31B$4.67B$593.39M$247.39M$2.845.77%2.51%146.96%19.61%2024-04-26
ARCO
ARCOS DORADOS HOLDINGS INC
$2.32B$4.33B$458.52M$181.27M$0.8619.70%7.05%28.36%37.18%2024-05-15
WING
WINGSTOP INC
$10.71B$460.06M$125.78M$70.18M$2.3628.68%24.60%33.33%26.11%2024-05-01
CBRL
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC
$1.31B$3.43B$268.84M$83.42M$3.771.02%2.18%-21.62%-16.12%2024-06-04
NATH
NATHANS FAMOUS INC
$270.77M$137.03M$33.41M$18.97M$4.656.94%6.58%2.88%0.09%2024-06-06
RAVE
RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$31.22M$11.90M$2.98M$1.90M$0.145.17%0.38%-68.89%-10.95%2024-05-02
SHAK
SHAKE SHACK INC
$4.11B$1.09B$178.79M$20.26M$0.5120.77%18.81%N/A-1.14%2024-05-02
DPZ
DOMINOS PIZZA INC
$17.24B$4.48B$929.56M$519.12M$14.80-1.27%5.47%16.90%11.34%2024-04-29
DRI
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC
$18.27B$11.20B$1.73B$1.03B$8.608.53%5.89%11.54%9.35%
FWRG
FIRST WATCH RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$1.35B$891.55M$104.96M$25.39M$0.4322.10%N/A258.33%N/A2024-04-30
BTBD
BT BRANDS INC
$11.09M$14.08M-$323.37k-$887.37k-$0.1411.71%14.83%N/AN/A
CAVA
CAVA GROUP INC
$7.27B$728.70M$52.63M$13.28M$0.2229.17%N/AN/AN/A
YUM
YUM BRANDS INC
$38.77B$7.08B$2.48B$1.60B$5.683.42%4.46%22.68%3.42%2024-05-01
SG
SWEETGREEN INC
$2.57B$584.04M-$23.39M-$113.38M-$1.0124.24%N/AN/AN/A2024-05-05
BDL
FLANIGANS ENTERPRISES INC
$50.18M$177.68M$11.43M$3.48M$1.879.28%9.47%-35.52%-1.73%2024-05-15
DIN
DINE BRANDS GLOBAL INC
$653.13M$831.07M$217.38M$94.86M$6.23-8.61%1.25%25.35%7.06%2024-05-01
SDOT
SADOT GROUP INC
$14.18M$717.51M-$5.56M-$7.82M-$0.22376.48%160.14%N/AN/A2024-05-08
BJRI
BJS RESTAURANTS INC
$765.97M$1.33B$119.04M$19.66M$0.843.84%3.60%394.12%-19.07%2024-04-25
DENN
DENNY's CORP
$439.45M$463.92M$58.92M$19.95M$0.361.64%-5.94%-70.73%-12.20%2024-04-30
GTIM
GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS INC
$28.98M$137.86M$3.81M$10.66M$0.90-0.59%6.19%N/AN/A2024-05-07
LOCO
EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC
$274.66M$468.66M$54.92M$25.55M$0.75-0.28%1.46%31.58%N/A2024-05-02
GENK
GEN RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$309.20M$181.01M$17.61M$8.41M$0.0810.55%N/AN/AN/A
CNNE
CANNAE HOLDINGS INC
$1.47B$570.00M-$334.20M-$313.40M-$4.27-13.91%-13.06%N/AN/A2024-05-07
STKS
ONE GROUP HOSPITALITY INC
$170.63M$332.77M$25.65M$4.72M$0.155.09%31.20%-64.29%4.56%2024-05-02
PNST
PINSTRIPES HOLDINGS INC
$127.48M$82.53M$19.35M$937.14k-$1.48-46.48%N/AN/AN/A
EAT
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC
$2.00B$4.25B$378.80M$154.20M$3.496.76%5.99%108.98%-0.11%2024-04-30
BFI
BURGERFI INTERNATIONAL INC
$12.71M$170.10M-$8.79M-$30.71M-$1.20-4.82%N/AN/AN/A2024-05-14
FAT
FAT BRANDS INC
$120.96M$480.46M$34.11M-$90.11M-$5.8517.98%93.23%N/AN/A2024-05-06
TAST
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$544.01M$1.88B$141.54M$33.80M$0.538.44%9.73%N/A19.23%2024-05-09
PBPB
POTBELLY CORP
$309.94M$491.41M$47.26M$5.12M$0.188.73%3.06%20.00%N/A2024-05-02
ARKR
ARK RESTAURANTS CORP
$49.42M$184.84M-$661.00k-$6.28M-$1.74-1.23%2.78%N/AN/A2024-05-13
YOSH
YOSHIHARU GLOBAL CO
$4.92M$9.21M-$2.23M-$3.04M-$2.2911.26%N/AN/AN/A
REBN
REBORN COFFEE INC
$2.94M$5.95M-$3.33M-$4.00M-$0.3083.74%N/AN/AN/A
CHSN
CHANSON INTERNATIONAL HOLDING
$24.78M$13.54M$2.02M-$1.22M-$0.13-17.90%N/AN/AN/A
RRGB
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC
$93.25M$1.30B$71.83M-$21.23M-$1.342.96%-0.54%N/AN/A2024-05-22
THCH
TH INTERNATIONAL LTD
$182.67M$203.01MN/A-$107.65M-$0.7457.65%N/AN/AN/A
NDLS
NOODLES & CO
$67.93M$503.41M$21.76M-$9.86M-$0.21-1.19%1.92%N/AN/A2024-05-08

Restaurant Stocks FAQ

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

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

1. Biglari Holdings (NYSE:BH)


Biglari Holdings (NYSE:BH) is the top restaurant stock with a Zen Score of 52, which is 20 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 32. It passed 16 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Biglari Holdings has seen its stock return 15.98% over the past year, underperforming other restaurant stocks by -20 percentage points.

2. Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG)


Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) is the second best restaurant stock with a Zen Score of 52, which is 20 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 32. It passed 18 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Chipotle Mexican Grill has seen its stock return 74.41% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 39 percentage points.

Chipotle Mexican Grill has an average 1 year price target of $2,874.55, a downside of -2.81% from Chipotle Mexican Grill's current stock price of $2,957.60.

Chipotle Mexican Grill stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 22 analysts covering Chipotle Mexican Grill, 45.45% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 22.73% have issued a Buy, 31.82% 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 50, which is 18 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 32. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Yum China Holdings has seen its stock lose -41.13% over the past year, underperforming other restaurant stocks by -77 percentage points.

Yum China Holdings has an average 1 year price target of $54.65, an upside of 46.36% from Yum China Holdings's current stock price of $37.34.

Yum China Holdings stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts 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 21 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 8.79%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.86%. 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 137.9% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Ark Restaurants (NASDAQ:ARKR)


Ark Restaurants (NASDAQ:ARKR) has an annual dividend yield of 5.47%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.86%. Ark Restaurants's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Ark Restaurants's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Ark Restaurants's dividend payout ratio of -39.5% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Wendy's Co (NASDAQ:WEN)


Wendy's Co (NASDAQ:WEN) has an annual dividend yield of 5.38%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.86%. 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 102% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are restaurant stocks down?

Restaurant stocks were down -1.26% in the last day, and up 0.42% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why restaurant stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued restaurant stocks?

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

1. Jack In The Box (NASDAQ:JACK)


Jack In The Box (NASDAQ:JACK) is the most undervalued restaurant stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Jack In The Box has a valuation score of 86, which is 52 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 34. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Jack In The Box's stock has dropped -31.75% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by -67 percentage points.

2. Rci Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK)


Rci Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) is the second most undervalued restaurant stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Rci Hospitality Holdings has a valuation score of 86, which is 52 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 34. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Rci Hospitality Holdings's stock has dropped -31.29% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by -67 percentage points.

3. Wendy's Co (NASDAQ:WEN)


Wendy's Co (NASDAQ:WEN) is the third most undervalued restaurant stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Wendy's Co has a valuation score of 71, which is 37 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 34. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Wendy's Co's stock has dropped -13.73% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by -49 percentage points.

Are restaurant stocks a good buy now?

44.74% of restaurant stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect restaurant stocks to rise by 2.78% 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 48.11x.
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