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Best Restaurant Stocks to Buy Now (2023)
Top restaurant stocks in 2023 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
Dividends Score
Market Cap
Dividend Yield
Payout Ratio
Last Dividend
Annual Dividend
Dividend Percentile
Dividend Dropped Count (L10Y)
Ex-dividend Date
Div. Payment Date
RAVE
RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$23.07MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
CMG
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC
$47.13BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
RICK
RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS INC
$860.35M0.21%4.10%$0.0500$0.201%2
TXRH
TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC
$6.83B1.80%46.20%$0.4600$1.8435%0
BLMN
BLOOMIN' BRANDS INC
$2.20B2.23%35.90%$0.1400$0.5643%1
CAKE
CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC
$2.02B2.06%55.70%$0.2700$0.8140%1
BDL
FLANIGANS ENTERPRISES INC
$50.18M3.70%29.40%$1.0000$1.0068%0
STKS
ONE GROUP HOSPITALITY INC
$260.06MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
PZZA
PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC
$3.21B2.24%75.80%$0.4200$2.0343%02023-02-17
QSR
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC
$20.81B3.17%69.10%$0.5400$2.1661%0
PLAY
DAVE & BUSTER's ENTERTAINMENT INC
$2.14BN/A0.00%$0.1600N/AN/A0
RUTH
RUTHS HOSPITALITY GROUP INC
$578.38M2.41%33.60%$0.1400$0.4247%1
YUMC
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS INC
$24.46B0.82%23.60%$0.1200$0.4812%0
WEN
WENDY's CO
$4.79B2.22%56.20%$0.1250$0.5043%12023-02-282023-03-15
ARKR
ARK RESTAURANTS CORP
$71.36M1.89%14.40%$0.1250$0.3837%1
DRI
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC
$18.23B3.16%63.40%$1.2100$4.7360%1
JACK
JACK IN THE BOX INC
$1.64B2.23%32.20%$0.4400$1.7643%0
NATH
NATHANS FAMOUS INC
$307.55M2.39%39.80%$0.4500$1.8046%1
GRIL
MUSCLE MAKER INC
$29.71MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
ARCO
ARCOS DORADOS HOLDINGS INC
$1.83B1.74%19.00%$0.0300$0.1533%4
WING
WINGSTOP INC
$4.91B0.55%331.00%$0.1900$0.917%0
CBRL
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC
$2.56B4.51%103.20%$1.3000$5.2077%5
SG
SWEETGREEN INC
$1.22BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
DIN
DINE BRANDS GLOBAL INC
$1.26B2.48%35.10%$0.5100$1.9948%2
MCD
MCDONALDS CORP
$196.23B2.11%69.00%$1.5200$5.6641%02023-02-282023-03-15
ARMK
ARAMARK
$11.35B1.00%72.40%$0.1100$0.4416%0
SBUX
STARBUCKS CORP
$120.70B2.41%87.20%$0.5300$2.5347%02023-02-092023-02-24
FAT
FAT BRANDS INC
$123.99M7.22%-11.30%$0.1400$0.5488%02023-02-142023-03-01
BTB
BIT BROTHER LTD
$15.15MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
CHUY
CHUY's HOLDINGS INC
$607.55MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
KRUS
KURA SUSHI USA INC
$610.64MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
DENN
DENNY's CORP
$727.43MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
DPZ
DOMINOS PIZZA INC
$12.60B1.24%33.90%$1.1000$4.4021%0
FWRG
FIRST WATCH RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$954.30MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
YUM
YUM BRANDS INC
$36.35B1.77%49.70%$0.5700$2.2834%1
SHAK
SHAKE SHACK INC
$2.44BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
PBPB
POTBELLY CORP
$220.41MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
FRGI
FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$229.75MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
BTBD
BT BRANDS INC
$11.66MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
CNNE
CANNAE HOLDINGS INC
$1.91BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
BROS
DUTCH BROS INC
$6.20BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
LOCO
EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC
$470.15M0.00%263.20%N/A$0.00N/AN/A
BJRI
BJS RESTAURANTS INC
$785.74MN/A0.00%$0.1300N/AN/A0
YOSH
YOSHIHARU GLOBAL CO
$22.00MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
RRGB
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC
$157.85MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
EAT
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC
$1.78BN/A0.00%$0.3800N/AN/A0
BH
BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC
$384.67MN/A0.00%$33.6000N/AN/A0
PTLO
PORTILLO's INC
$1.63BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
NDLS
NOODLES & CO
$295.02MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
BFI
BURGERFI INTERNATIONAL INC
$38.72MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
GTIM
GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS INC
$32.24MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
REBN
REBORN COFFEE INC
$14.02MN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
TAST
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP INC
$108.41MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
THCH
TH INTERNATIONAL LTD
$804.75MN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Restaurant Stocks FAQ

What are the best restaurant stocks to buy right now in Feb 2023?

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 58, which is 27 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 31. It passed 18 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Rave Restaurant Group has seen its stock return 54.94% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 49 percentage points.

2. Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG)


Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) is the second best restaurant stock with a Zen Score of 54, which is 23 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 31. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Chipotle Mexican Grill has seen its stock return 17.02% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 11 percentage points.

Chipotle Mexican Grill has an average 1 year price target of $1,836.65, an upside of 8.02% from Chipotle Mexican Grill's current stock price of $1,700.28.

Chipotle Mexican Grill stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 20 analysts covering Chipotle Mexican Grill, 45% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 35% have issued a Buy, 20% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Rci Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK)


Rci Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) 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 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Rci Hospitality Holdings has seen its stock return 28.94% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 23 percentage points.

Rci Hospitality Holdings has an average 1 year price target of $140.00, an upside of 50.2% from Rci Hospitality Holdings's current stock price of $93.21.

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.

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 7.22%, which is 5 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.22%. 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 4.51%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.22%. 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 3.7%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 2.22%. 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 29.4% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are restaurant stocks up?

Restaurant stocks were up 0.27% in the last day, and up 3.71% over the last week.

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

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 65 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 35. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Ark Restaurants's stock has gained 19.4% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by 13 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 86, which is 51 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 35. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Rave Restaurant Group's stock has gained 54.94% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by 49 percentage points.

3. Flanigans Enterprises (NYSEMKT:BDL)


Flanigans Enterprises (NYSEMKT:BDL) is the third most undervalued restaurant stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Flanigans Enterprises has a valuation score of 71, which is 36 points higher than the restaurant industry average of 35. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Flanigans Enterprises's stock has dropped -5.26% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by -12 percentage points.

Are restaurant stocks a good buy now?

41.86% of restaurant stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect restaurant stocks to rise by 8.01% 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 32x.
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