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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
Performance Score
Market Cap
Revenue
EBITDA
Earnings
EPS
Revenue Growth Y/Y
Revenue Growth 5Y
Earnings Growth Y/Y
Earnings Growth 5Y
Earnings Date
RAVE
RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$21.32M$10.69M$3.03M$8.02M$0.4524.43%-16.33%400.00%N/A2022-11-02
RICK
RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS INC
$582.46M$251.18M$69.49M$37.73M$4.0148.54%12.61%42.20%28.16%
TXRH
TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC
$5.64B$3.78B$427.56M$253.29M$3.6727.22%12.45%35.93%17.20%2022-10-26
CMG
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC
$43.24B$8.15B$1.11B$756.15M$26.9719.05%13.58%29.04%41.59%2022-10-25
STKS
ONE GROUP HOSPITALITY INC
$229.53M$311.24M$40.89M$25.42M$0.7851.23%31.51%200.00%N/A2022-11-02
RUTH
RUTHS HOSPITALITY GROUP INC
$552.81M$485.71M$67.27M$41.49M$1.2243.28%4.12%121.82%3.65%2022-10-27
CAKE
CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC
$1.48B$3.16B$178.16M$84.83M$1.6727.91%6.58%N/A-10.76%2022-11-01
QSR
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC
$16.94B$6.13B$1.74B$819.00M$2.6413.68%7.25%19.46%12.58%2022-10-24
BDL
FLANIGANS ENTERPRISES INC
$48.48M$152.04M$13.12M$6.41M$3.4515.26%7.49%-40.92%16.76%
BLMN
BLOOMIN' BRANDS INC
$1.64B$4.32B$400.96M$76.02M$0.8518.49%0.54%-37.04%-2.40%2022-10-31
DRI
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC
$15.17B$9.63B$1.53B$952.80M$7.4633.82%6.08%54.45%14.14%
ARKR
ARK RESTAURANTS CORP
$64.45M$179.63M$23.65M$15.35M$4.3462.11%3.33%264.71%31.83%
SBUX
STARBUCKS CORP
$96.58B$31.98B$8.65B$4.17B$3.5917.94%7.38%49.58%12.52%2022-11-03
PZZA
PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC
$2.66B$2.11B$176.70M$89.13M$2.516.98%3.83%N/A-2.78%2022-11-03
ARMK
ARAMARK
$8.65B$15.49B$1.10B$154.12M$0.6037.83%1.33%N/A-15.83%2022-11-14
WEN
WENDY's CO
$4.06B$1.97B$462.13M$178.86M$0.834.78%9.00%-2.35%16.91%2022-11-09
JACK
JACK IN THE BOX INC
$1.58B$1.34B$300.28M$108.86M$5.1119.91%10.21%-29.32%3.04%2022-11-21
CBRL
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC
$2.24B$3.22B$345.52M$134.88M$5.7627.24%1.93%-43.80%-7.02%2022-09-27
ARCO
ARCOS DORADOS HOLDINGS INC
$1.49B$3.18B$341.10M$109.25M$0.5342.94%0.14%N/A15.94%2022-11-08
BTBD
BT BRANDS INC
$13.57M$9.73M$669.21k$210.79k$0.0610.73%N/A-57.14%N/A
YUMC
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS INC
$19.55B$9.64B$2.08B$762.00M$1.790.27%N/A-26.94%N/A2022-11-01
FRGI
FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$160.13M$372.00M$26.10M$4.97M$0.197.78%-11.92%35.71%N/A2022-11-09
KRUS
KURA SUSHI USA INC
$632.35M$127.02M$4.92M-$3.51M-$0.35198.89%N/AN/AN/A2022-11-09
FAT
FAT BRANDS INC
$130.93M$304.14M$26.14M-$55.17M-$3.511,091.81%N/AN/AN/A2022-11-02
PLAY
DAVE & BUSTER's ENTERTAINMENT INC
$1.56B$1.58B$359.36M$132.31M$2.7381.91%7.84%N/A0.60%
GRIL
MUSCLE MAKER INC
$11.54M$12.18M-$5.28M-$7.00M-$0.3094.62%11.96%N/AN/A2022-11-14
DPZ
DOMINOS PIZZA INC
$11.84B$4.42B$856.78M$469.54M$12.961.78%10.85%3.02%20.18%2022-10-13
BBQ
BBQ HOLDINGS INC
$185.40M$267.73M$37.44M$12.38M$1.1475.60%34.25%-25.00%N/A2022-11-07
WING
WINGSTOP INC
$3.75B$297.79M$82.66M$40.17M$1.359.50%19.24%42.11%18.41%2022-11-01
FWRG
FIRST WATCH RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$857.26M$677.63M$64.83M$3.48M$0.0538.21%N/AN/AN/A
MCD
MCDONALDS CORP
$180.95B$23.59B$10.81B$6.08B$8.188.51%-0.49%-11.57%5.80%2022-10-25
BTB
BIT BROTHER LTD
$14.57M$3.14M-$11.19M-$10.87M$0.04-27.29%-32.65%N/AN/A
CHUY
CHUY's HOLDINGS INC
$427.80M$412.04M$58.89M$25.38M$1.3115.54%3.55%12.93%5.76%2022-11-02
DIN
DINE BRANDS GLOBAL INC
$986.66M$926.57M$227.81M$89.56M$5.3814.32%1.89%44.24%2.39%2022-11-02
YUM
YUM BRANDS INC
$31.48B$6.68B$2.32B$1.48B$5.076.37%1.28%14.19%5.55%2022-11-02
NATH
NATHANS FAMOUS INC
$260.53M$123.28M$30.75M$14.97M$3.6437.79%4.77%16.67%17.29%2022-11-03
SHAK
SHAKE SHACK INC
$1.89B$831.29M$98.61M-$23.26M-$0.6031.81%21.35%N/AN/A2022-11-02
SG
SWEETGREEN INC
$1.85B$419.78MN/A-$185.48M-$3.0260.02%N/AN/AN/A
DENN
DENNY's CORP
$554.39M$429.56M$163.26M$100.58M$1.5826.90%-3.72%216.00%24.42%2022-10-31
RRGB
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC
$102.67M$1.25B$41.83M-$57.33M-$3.6424.25%-1.31%N/AN/A2022-11-08
EAT
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC
$1.12B$3.80B$325.70M$117.60M$2.6213.97%3.84%-9.34%-2.54%2022-11-01
BROS
DUTCH BROS INC
$5.27B$608.42M$28.69M-$18.77M-$0.4050.40%N/AN/AN/A
PTLO
PORTILLO's INC
$1.51B$562.02M$32.43M-$31.71M-$0.3313.25%N/AN/AN/A
LOCO
EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC
$320.07M$458.82M$51.16M$25.60M$0.711.73%3.11%-11.25%8.14%2022-11-02
PBPB
POTBELLY CORP
$130.02M$418.67M$28.08M-$12.77M-$0.4429.59%0.13%N/AN/A2022-11-01
BJRI
BJS RESTAURANTS INC
$560.32M$1.20B$86.44M-$5.08M-$0.2332.15%3.28%N/AN/A2022-10-19
GTIM
GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS INC
$28.25M$136.53M$7.98M-$97.00k$0.0014.79%13.12%-100.00%N/A
BH
BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC
$270.81M$358.77M-$84.64M-$89.57M-$293.05-7.19%-15.63%N/AN/A
NDLS
NOODLES & CO
$207.48M$483.56M$19.43M-$5.13M-$0.127.85%0.08%N/AN/A2022-10-25
BFI
BURGERFI INTERNATIONAL INC
$64.76M$136.39M-$176.45M-$196.21M-$9.98N/AN/AN/AN/A2022-11-07
CNNE
CANNAE HOLDINGS INC
$1.58B$709.80M-$874.30M-$741.20M-$8.613.71%-9.29%N/AN/A2022-11-07
TAST
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$84.70M$1.68B$20.93M-$74.05M-$1.472.26%10.95%N/AN/A2022-11-08
YOSH
YOSHIHARU GLOBAL CO
N/A$7.90MN/A-$2.41M-$0.4173.55%N/AN/AN/A
REBN
REBORN COFFEE INC
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Restaurant Stocks FAQ

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

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

1. Rave Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:RAVE)


Rave Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:RAVE) is the top restaurant stock with a Zen Score of 70, which is 35 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 35. It passed 22 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Rave Restaurant Group has seen its stock return 4.84% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 28 percentage points.

2. Rci Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK)


Rci Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) is the second best restaurant stock with a Zen Score of 63, which is 28 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 35. It passed 24 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Rci Hospitality Holdings has seen its stock lose -11.97% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 11 percentage points.

Rci Hospitality Holdings has an average 1 year price target of $100.00, an upside of 58.7% from Rci Hospitality Holdings's current stock price of $63.01.

Rci Hospitality Holdings stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst 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.

3. Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH)


Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) is the third best restaurant stock with a Zen Score of 55, which is 20 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 35. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Texas Roadhouse has seen its stock lose -9.5% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 13 percentage points.

Texas Roadhouse has an average 1 year price target of $101.31, an upside of 20.07% from Texas Roadhouse's current stock price of $84.38.

Texas Roadhouse stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 17 analysts covering Texas Roadhouse, 58.82% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 17.65% have issued a Buy, 23.53% 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 6.64%, which is 4 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.45%. 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 -14.8% 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 5.29%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.45%. 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 85.1% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR)


Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) has an annual dividend yield of 3.88%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.45%. Restaurant Brands International's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Restaurant Brands International's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Restaurant Brands International's dividend payout ratio of 81.1% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are restaurant stocks down?

Restaurant stocks were down -1.59% in the last day, and down -7.15% over the last week. Portillo's was the among the top losers in the restaurants industry, dropping -7.76% yesterday.

Shares of several companies in the hotels, restaurants & leisure sector are trading lower amid raised fears of an economic slowdown as investors continue to assess Wednesday's Fed commentary and 75 bps rate hike. An economic slowdown could negatively impact discretionary spending.

What are the most undervalued restaurant stocks?

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

1. Ark Restaurants (NASDAQ:ARKR)


Ark Restaurants (NASDAQ:ARKR) is the most undervalued restaurant stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Ark Restaurants has a valuation score of 100, which is 54 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 46. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Ark Restaurants's stock has gained 12.27% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by 35 percentage points.

2. Rave Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:RAVE)


Rave Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:RAVE) is the second most undervalued restaurant stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Rave Restaurant Group has a valuation score of 100, which is 54 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 46. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Rave Restaurant Group's stock has gained 4.84% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by 28 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 40 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 46. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Bloomin' Brands's stock has dropped -29.32% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by -7 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 26.98% 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 27.77x.
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