PNRA : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Panera Takes a Leading Role in Animal Welfare

    December 27, 2016
    Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) has been a leader for a while when it comes to offering cleaner foods. The chain has a famed ...
  2. Panera Bread Has a New President

    December 9, 2016
    In recent years, fast casual restaurant chain Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) has been a pioneer when it comes to improving ...
  3. How Many Calories Do You Really Consume? (MCD, CMG)

    November 30, 2016
    After the Chipotle chorizo burrito incident, it’s worth taking a look to see what restaurants are really keeping calories ...
  4. Higher Minimum Wages Also Means Cost Cutting (MCD, WEN)

    November 30, 2016
    Protesters looking for a higher minimum wage got what they asked for, but they may not like all of its consequences.
  5. Counting Calories at Chipotle is Bad for Business (CMG, PNRA)

    November 28, 2016
    A misrepresented calorie count for a popular item is taking a bite out of Chpotle's fortunes.
  6. Millennials are Making their Choices Known Online (CMG, PNRA)

    November 21, 2016
    The use of Yelp is acting as a word-of-mouth service, magnified by the masses.
  7. Dunkin' Donuts' Latest Fall Item Has Classic Twist

    September 29, 2016
    The battle between coffee brands for consumer attention in the fall season has become intense. Starbucks, of course has ...
  8. Panera Stock: 5 Things to Watch (PNRA)

    August 31, 2016
    Investors should monitor statistics measuring growth, profitability and refranchising initiative.
  9. Cosi Fires CEO, Accepts CFO's Resignation

    August 22, 2016
    The C-suite at fast-casual restaurant operator Cosi (NASDAQ: COSI) isn't the coziest place to be these days: Two of the ...
  10. Deflation & Inflation:Supermarkets vs. Restaurants

    August 19, 2016
    Is a widening gap in price differential at supermarkets and restaurants the beginning of a trend?
  11. Money-Losing Cosi Has Fresh Food, Needs Fresh PR

    August 15, 2016
    While its rivals like Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) have been thriving, Cosi (NASDAQ: COSI) has struggled. Though the chain ...
  12. Why Fast Casual Dining is Still on the Rise

    July 13, 2016
    Fast-casual restaurants continue to gain traction. Will their stocks continue to deliver?
  13. Wendy's, Panera Bread Are Testing Ordering Kiosks

    May 16, 2016
    While mobile ordering via apps has been successfully implemented by a number of restaurant chains, that has not stopped ...
  14. Dunkin' Donuts Drops Meal Deals

    May 2, 2016
    At fast food restaurants, the value/combo meal has long been a menu staple. For a total price that's less than the sum of ...
  15. Starbucks Testing New Store Concepts in Chicago

    April 25, 2016
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) closed 2015 with over 12,500 stores in the United States. Compare that to rival Panera Bread, which ...
  16. Panera Bread Doesn't Rise Despite Analyst Upgrade (PNRA)

    March 9, 2016
    The word "transition" in Morgan Stanley's upgrade implies some level of difficulty or lack of optimal performance, which ...
  17. The World's Top 10 Restaurant Companies (MCD,SBUX)

    January 25, 2016
    Read about the world's top 10 restaurant companies, complete with a brief summary of each and its corresponding ticker symbol.
  18. Consumer Cyclical Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    January 13, 2016
    Finding stock winners in 2016 isn't going to be easy, especially consumer cyclical stocks. But these stocks might buck the ...
  19. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (PNRA, WEN)

    January 8, 2016
    Get your portfolio ready for 2016. Here are the top five mid-cap restaurant stocks worth taking a look at for the next year ...
  20. Is Investing in What You Eat a Good Idea?

    January 8, 2016
    What is the best fast-casual investment for the long haul: PNRA, SHAK, BWLD or CMG?
  21. Are These the Top Restaurant Stocks of 2016?

    January 6, 2016
    These restaurant stocks may serve up long-term potential in 2016.
  22. The Top 5 Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (CMG, DNKN)

    December 21, 2015
    Discover the top five restaurant stocks expected to grow in 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and price target for each ...
  23. Papa John's Switching to Antibiotic-Free Chicken (PZZA, CMG)

    December 17, 2015
    Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) may finally be taking that whole "better pizza, better ingredients" slogan seriously. ...
  24. Dunkin' Donuts Moving to All Cage-Free Eggs (DNKN, PNRA)

    December 9, 2015
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) plans to use 100% cage-free eggs for its U.S. locations by 2025. The coffee and doughnut chain ...
  25. The Long Tail Effect From Starbucks Holiday Drinks (SBUX, PNRA)

    November 4, 2015
    While fall's Pumpkin Spice Latte may be Starbucks' (NASDAQ: SBUX) best-selling seasonal drink, its suite of holiday beverages ...
  26. Panera Trying to Catch Starbucks in Digital Realm (PNRA, SBUX)

    November 2, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has been a digital leader in pioneering the use of its app for in-store purchases and recently ...
  27. Panera Continues to Move Growth Plan Forward (PNRA)

    October 28, 2015
    Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) reported a lower year-over-year profit but encouraging same-store sales growth in the third ...
  28. Who Are McDonald’s Main Competitors?

    October 28, 2015
    Find out which companies are McDonald's closest competitors. Learn about the largest fast food chains in the world and which ...
  29. Starbucks Fights Back With New Seasonal Drinks (SBUX, DNKN)

    October 27, 2015
    Over the past few years, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has battled rivals Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Panera Bread (NASDAQ: ...
  30. Fast Food or Fast Casual: Which is the Better Bet?

    October 21, 2015
    Fast food restaurants are slashing prices to compete with fast casual restaurants. Which has better long-term potential? ...
  31. 4 Quick Service Restaurants for Your Portfolio (CMG, PNRA)

    October 7, 2015
    Learn about the four quick service restaurants with attractive investment theses and growth prospects that can be valuable ...
  32. Panera Plans Growth Beyond Its Stores (PNRA, DNKN)

    October 5, 2015
    Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) wants to build out its catering, consumer packaged goods, and delivery streams into $1 billion ...
  33. Yum! Brands Closing Fast Casual Taco Bell Concept

    September 18, 2015
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) and its Taco Bell chain have decided to close their fast casual concept store, U.S. Taco Co.  The ...
  34. Panera Matches Rival in Changing Pumpkin Latte (PNRA, SBUX)

    August 21, 2015
    As part of an overall plan to offer "clean" beverages, Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) has changed the recipe for its Pumpkin ...
  35. Papa John's Gets a New President (PZZA, CMG)

    August 11, 2015
    Pizza has been hot for the past year, and few have been hotter than Papa John's Pizza (NASDAQ: PZZA), which has seen its ...
  36. Burger King Sales Rise on New Menu Items (QSR, CMG)

    July 30, 2015
    While McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) continues to struggle with its product mix, one of the company's chief rivals has figured out ...
  37. Panera Changes Policy After Razor Found in Soup (PNRA)

    July 22, 2015
    One Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) customer has taken the old comedy bit "waiter, is that a fly in my soup" to a whole new ...
  38. McDonald's Franchisees Worried About the Future

    July 21, 2015
    In addition to falling sales, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has an even bigger problem on its hands. Franchise owners are losing ...
  39. While Chipotle's Business Model Is 'Hard To Duplicate,' Experts ...

    July 20, 2015
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is scheduled to report its second quarter results after Tuesday's market close. ...
  40. Panera Bread Gets a Huge Upgrade (PNRA)

    July 15, 2015
    Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) recently received a vote of confidence from Piper Jaffray, which upgraded the stock from "underweight" ...
  41. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    June 29, 2015
    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  42. Has McDonald's Peaked?

    June 25, 2015
    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  43. Fast Food Versus Fast Casual: Which is More Profitable?

    February 5, 2015
    Between fast food and fine dining lies the rapidly growing fast casual business sector. It's market share is growing. Are ...
  44. Just Released: Our Top 10 Stocks For 2015

    January 16, 2015
    Without a doubt, our annual list of Top 10 Stocks is one of our most popular pieces of research to date. This list has helped ...
  45. The Many Challenges To McDonald's Growth

    October 4, 2013
    Ever since Don Thompson became Chief Executive of McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) last year, he has had a rough go of it. Wall ...
  46. Five Reasons Not To Bite Into Potbelly's IPO

    September 25, 2013
    Potbelly Corporation set the terms for its IPO September 23. If you include the underwriters over-allotment, the Chicago-based ...
  47. The Value Of Sin Stocks

    July 31, 2013
    On the whole, these sinful stocks offer little value to society, that doesn't mean they don't have value for investors.
  48. Panera Heads North Of The Border

    January 10, 2012
    Panera continues its Canadian expansion after opening three bakery-cafés in the Toronto-area in 2011, with five more planned ...
  49. McDonald's Off The Dollar Menu

    October 28, 2011
    McDonald's is gaining share and continuing to excel.
  50. Wendy’s Sheds Arby’s, Now What?

    July 7, 2011
    Fast food chain Wendy's completed the sale of its Arby's chain to private equity firm Roark Capital Management.