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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
Country
Market Cap
Shares
Institutional %
Insider %
Net Insider (L12M)
Net Insider (L3M)
CMG
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC
United States
$79.20B1,373,350,0001.78%0.31%Net SellingNet Selling
YUMC
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS INC
United States
$12.52B389,901,70074.32%13.44%Net SellingNet Selling
WING
WINGSTOP INC
United States
$11.10B29,369,97898.64%1.36%Net SellingNet Selling
QSR
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC
Canada
$23.07B316,382,43980.41%3.75%Net SellingNet Buying
BLMN
BLOOMIN' BRANDS INC
United States
$1.55B86,476,37115.47%84.53%Net SellingNet Selling
TXRH
TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC
United States
$11.29B66,790,63786.52%13.48%Net SellingNet Selling
CAKE
CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC
United States
$1.93B50,958,40785.21%2.38%Net SellingNet Selling
ARCO
ARCOS DORADOS HOLDINGS INC
Uruguay
$2.07B210,654,96940.49%0.00%
SHAK
SHAKE SHACK INC
United States
$3.60B42,436,66659.17%40.83%Net SellingNet Buying
CHUY
CHUY's HOLDINGS INC
United States
$414.56M17,230,08739.31%60.69%Net Selling
WEN
WENDY's CO
United States
$3.43B205,133,49159.52%40.48%Net SellingNet Selling
SBUX
STARBUCKS CORP
United States
$84.76B1,132,700,00071.09%2.64%Net SellingNet Selling
DRI
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC
United States
$16.98B119,358,94783.81%16.19%Net SellingNet Buying
RAVE
RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
United States
$26.84M14,586,5664.50%95.50%Net Selling
BROS
DUTCH BROS INC
United States
$7.22B177,178,67052.09%8.90%Net SellingNet Selling
CAVA
CAVA GROUP INC
United States
$9.61B114,028,23366.75%33.25%Net SellingNet Selling
MCD
MCDONALDS CORP
United States
$182.98B720,681,65669.37%0.25%Net SellingNet Selling
FWRG
FIRST WATCH RESTAURANT GROUP INC
United States
$964.15M60,372,53124.60%75.40%Net SellingNet Selling
PZZA
PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC
United States
$1.42B32,972,32581.27%18.73%Net SellingNet Buying
PTLO
PORTILLO's INC
United States
$695.17M73,252,65166.26%33.74%Net SellingNet Buying
NATH
NATHANS FAMOUS INC
United States
$290.95M4,084,61525.18%74.82%Net Selling
DPZ
DOMINOS PIZZA INC
United States
$17.14B34,880,21732.68%67.32%Net SellingNet Selling
YUM
YUM BRANDS INC
United States
$36.98B281,632,21283.80%8.84%Net SellingNet Selling
RICK
RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS INC
United States
$416.74M9,325,11745.55%46.16%Net SellingNet Buying
DIN
DINE BRANDS GLOBAL INC
United States
$523.29M15,404,56970.33%29.67%Net SellingNet Selling
CBRL
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC
United States
$935.60M22,202,29672.75%27.25%Net Selling
JACK
JACK IN THE BOX INC
United States
$997.43M19,390,07591.05%8.95%Net SellingNet Selling
BDL
FLANIGANS ENTERPRISES INC
United States
$49.58M1,858,64711.13%62.90%
SG
SWEETGREEN INC
United States
$2.85B113,311,11678.19%14.01%Net SellingNet Selling
KRUS
KURA SUSHI USA INC
United States
$616.00M11,244,94363.31%0.27%Net Buying
STKS
ONE GROUP HOSPITALITY INC
United States
$141.08M31,419,86924.49%75.51%Net BuyingNet Buying
BH
BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC
United States
$438.67M2,275,50417.75%82.25%Net Buying
SDOT
SADOT GROUP INC
United States
$24.24M54,728,9603.50%30.54%Net Buying
DENN
DENNY's CORP
United States
$371.93M52,018,58356.97%43.03%Net SellingNet Buying
LOCO
EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC
United States
$346.76M31,099,61135.03%64.97%Net SellingNet Selling
BTBD
BT BRANDS INC
United States
$8.87M6,246,1180.67%19.91%
EAT
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC
United States
$2.84B44,490,51694.22%5.78%Net SellingNet Selling
BJRI
BJS RESTAURANTS INC
United States
$855.59M23,383,11935.97%64.03%Net SellingNet Buying
PBPB
POTBELLY CORP
United States
$227.99M29,841,50637.06%62.94%Net SellingNet Selling
CNNE
CANNAE HOLDINGS INC
United States
$1.20B62,772,43881.94%18.06%Net SellingNet Selling
GENK
GEN RESTAURANT GROUP INC
United States
$278.31M32,398,8706.22%93.78%Net BuyingNet Buying
ARKR
ARK RESTAURANTS CORP
United States
$48.62M3,604,1577.38%92.62%Net BuyingNet Buying
CHSN
CHANSON INTERNATIONAL HOLDING
China
$24.23M12,425,3190.71%0.00%
PNST
PINSTRIPES HOLDINGS INC
United States
$77.37M40,087,78514.11%85.89%Net Selling
FAT
FAT BRANDS INC
United States
$89.94M17,002,6227.70%60.22%Net BuyingNet Buying
YOSH
YOSHIHARU GLOBAL CO
United States
$5.68M1,330,2460.18%58.88%Net Buying
REBN
REBORN COFFEE INC
United States
$16.30M2,716,3730.09%99.91%
BFI
BURGERFI INTERNATIONAL INC
United States
$5.26M27,403,54713.94%86.06%Net SellingNet Selling
GTIM
GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS INC
United States
$28.61M11,002,0843.30%96.70%Net BuyingNet Buying
NDLS
NOODLES & CO
United States
$75.27M45,346,34943.06%56.94%Net Buying
RRGB
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC
United States
$96.57M15,664,00049.53%50.47%Net SellingNet Selling
HDL
SUPER HI INTERNATIONAL HOLDING LTD
Singapore
$1.16B646,260,0000.00%0.00%
THCH
TH INTERNATIONAL LTD
United States
$117.97M165,917,88010.74%0.00%

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 38.9% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 40 percentage points.

Chipotle Mexican Grill has an average 1 year price target of $181.35, an upside of 214.47% from Chipotle Mexican Grill's current stock price of $57.67.

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 93.38% over the past year, overperforming other restaurant stocks by 95 percentage points.

Wingstop has an average 1 year price target of $395.47, an upside of 4.64% from Wingstop's current stock price of $377.93.

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 -45.72% 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 59.71% from Yum China Holdings's current stock price of $32.12.

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 12.34%, which is 9 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 3.39%. 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 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 6.01%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 3.39%. 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 5.99%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the restaurant industry average of 3.39%. 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 1.02% in the last day, and down -1.61% over the last week. Dominos Pizza was the among the top gainers in the restaurants industry, gaining 3.89% yesterday.

Domino's Pizza shares are trading higher. Oppenheimer maintained its Outperform rating on the stock.

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 -34.36% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by -33 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 -56.33% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by -55 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 -35.15% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the restaurant industry by -34 percentage points.

Are restaurant stocks a good buy now?

45.95% of restaurant stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect restaurant stocks to rise by 23.78% 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 34.76x.
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