WEN : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Wendy's Releases Corporate Resonsibilty Report

    January 9, 2017
    Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) has a tradition of being a socially responsible company dating back to its earliest days. Because ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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.
  4. The Cost of Buying a Wendy's Franchise (WEN)

    August 27, 2016
    Learn about the financial requirements associated with opening or buying a Wendy's franchise. How do these compare to other ...
  5. Does Fast-Food Service Need to Get Faster?

    August 16, 2016
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) Pizza Hut's largest franchise holder, a company that also owns a number of Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) ...
  6. Fast Food Restaurants Struggle Amidst Lower Food Prices (MCD, ...

    August 11, 2016
    Fast food chains are struggling as their prices get further away from at-home food prices.
  7. Fast Food Restaurants Struggle Amidst Lower Food Prices (MCD, ...

    August 11, 2016
    Fast food chains are collectively struggling as customers enjoy lower at-home food prices
  8. Wendy’s Cyber Breach Worse Than Previously Thought

    July 13, 2016
    A cyber attack at Wendy's franchised-owned restaurants is larger than originally thought. How will this impact its stock? ...
  9. Wendy's Shares More Info on Credit Card Data Hacks

    July 8, 2016
    Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) has released more details on a cyberattack that affected some franchisee-owned restaurants in February, ...
  10. Arby's Path to Growth Is Different From Its Rivals

    July 2, 2016
    Fast-food chains have made an art out of refranchising -- selling company-owned restaurants to franchisees. Wendy's (NASDAQ: ...
  11. Wendy's Enters Brazil in Time for Olympics (WEN)

    June 28, 2016
    In the backdrop of the upcoming Olympics, the plan to enter Brazil seems to be perfectly timed by the fast food chain Wendy's. ...
  12. Sonic Keeps Pace in the Fast-Food Discount Wars

    June 28, 2016
    Sonic (NASDAQ: SONC) has expanded its $5 "Boom Box" full meal deal by adding Loaded Cheddar Dogs as a choice. This marks ...
  13. Do Store Openings Equal Stock Appreciation? (SBUX)

    June 17, 2016
    Does retailers and restaurant chains aggressively opening new locations lead to stock appreciation?
  14. Wendy's Credit Card Hack Was Worse Than It Thought

    June 13, 2016
    Since the 2013 Target credit card breach, it seems like most consumers are no longer paying much attention when a chain ...
  15. 4 Reasons Why Fund Managers Prefer Individual Stocks (BRK-A, ...

    June 12, 2016
    Learn about some of the reasons why fund managers prefer trading in individual stocks over index funds, despite their overall ...
  16. Buying Opportunity in Fast Food Stocks (MCD, WEN)

    June 6, 2016
    These fast food stocks are in overall uptrends, and recent pullbacks put the price near potential entry points.
  17. 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 ...
  18. Wendy's Shares Details of Credit Card Data Breach

    May 12, 2016
    Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) customers at 300 franchised locations got a side of unusual credit card activity along with their ...
  19. These Restaurant Stocks Are Still Delivering

    May 4, 2016
    Restaurant stocks have been hit and miss over the past year. Here are the hits.
  20. All-You-Can-Eat Fries Is a No-Go at McDonald's

    April 25, 2016
    While a number of company-wide innovations at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) have come as a result of franchisee experimentation, ...
  21. McDonald's Testing Changes to the Iconic Big Mac

    April 22, 2016
    Underscoring its promise to put everything on its menu under the microscope, even core items like the Big Mac that have ...
  22. McDonald's Still Sees Asia as Major Growth Hub

    April 4, 2016
    Just because McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) was reportedly looking for ways to spin off its Asian business after getting hit by ...
  23. Bill Ackman's Greatest Hits and Misses

    March 22, 2016
    With the recent Valeant fiasco, we take a look back at the best and worst of the gray haired hedge fund manager.
  24. Does McDonald's Need to Rethink All-Day Breakfast?

    March 21, 2016
    While Wall Street continues to give credit to McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) all-day breakfast menu for hurting some of its competitors, ...
  25. The Burger Wars Claim Yet Another Victim

    March 18, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) introduction of its all-day breakfast menu gets a lot of credit for its recent turnaround and the ...
  26. McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Gets Too Much Credit

    February 19, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) all-day breakfast menu is being hailed as a competition killer. From Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) to ...
  27. Wendy's Beats 4Q Earnings Forecasts (WEN)

    February 10, 2016
    With WEN stock down some 10% year to date and 10% over the past year, now's the time to bite into one of the better run restaurant ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. Will Wendy's Continue Its Stealth Rally?

    December 2, 2015
    Investors aren't paying as much attention to Wendy's as they do to Chipotle Mexican Grill and Shake Shack, but they should ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. Darden Restaurants Wins REIT Approval (DRI, MCD)

    October 22, 2015
    With Darden Restaurants' (NYSE: DRI) board of directors giving the nod to the planned spinoff of the restaurant operator's ...
  32. Is McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Already a Failure?

    October 20, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) all-day breakfast menu was supposed to halt the burger chain's three-year sales decline. Ordering ...
  33. Wendy's, McDonald's Renew Focus on Discounting

    October 14, 2015
    For years, fast food chains including Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) and McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) waged a price war. It was a race ...
  34. Wendy's CEO Retiring -- CFO Taking the Reins

    October 7, 2015
    The company once run by its founder, Dave Thomas, will soon have a new chief executive. Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) President ...
  35. Now McDonald's Is Testing Table Service

    August 13, 2015
    No doubt because the people taking your order behind the register are always so pleasant, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) thinks ...
  36. Wendy's Poses a New Threat to McDonald's

    August 10, 2015
    As if McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) did not have enough to worry about, rival Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) is poised to cut the burger ...
  37. Wendy's Experiments with Antibiotic-Free Chicken

    August 4, 2015
    With Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) announcing it will soon begin serving an antibiotic-free chicken next month, it is clear the ...
  38. Do Fast Food Franchises Mean Fast Returns?

    July 21, 2015
    We look at what it takes to own a fast food franchise: the entry costs, profit potentials, challenges, and sustainability.
  39. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    April 16, 2015
    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  40. Why Is Chipotle So Successful & Popular? (CMG, MCD)

    April 13, 2015
    Chipotle's emphasis on simplicity and high-quality ingredients have made the restaurant immensely popular among consumers ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Corporate Tax Inversion

    January 23, 2015
    U.S. companies like Burger King use corporate tax inversion to take advantage of lower taxes abroad.
  43. McDonald's Can No Longer Thrive on Just Burgers And Fries

    March 20, 2014
    Once an innovator, McDonald's new products like Mighty Wings and McWraps aren't whetting consumer appetites. The burger chain ...
  44. Burger King’s Stock Looks Tasty

    October 29, 2013
    Burger King Worldwide yesterday reported it earned an adjusted profit of 23 cents per share two cents higher than analysts ...
  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. Sysco's Reputation Seems More Durable Than Its Growth

    May 7, 2013
    Sysco seems to be trading more on reputation than reality today.
  47. 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.
  48. Food For Thought At Yum! Brands Annual Meeting

    December 14, 2010
    Yum! Brands' ambitious growth plans overseas makes it one restaurant company to keep your eye on.
  49. Jack Should Set Qdoba Free

    November 25, 2010
    Jack in the Box continues to see diverging performance of its two restaurant concepts.
  50. How Commercials Impact Stock Prices

    May 14, 2010
    Commercials can entertain or enrage, but can they move a company's stock price?
  51. Fast Food Stocks In Review

    December 24, 2009
    Although fast food companies were a mixed bag in 2009, there are still several strong players to choose from.
  52. McDonald's: Investors Are Lovin' It

    July 16, 2009
    McDonald's $70.7 billion in sales towers above its competitors and it's not showing any signs of weakness.
  53. Is It Time For A Templeton Play?

    March 12, 2009
    This investing guru has scored big on value plays. We analyze the Templeton strategy for today's market.
  54. Starbucks Set To Pick Up (SBUX)

    February 20, 2007
    With strong growth prospects in the mix, SBUX shares look like a good bargain at current prices.