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  • Consumer

    Must-know: Chipotle Mexican Grill’s key costs of operations

    Chipotle Mexican Grill reported $363 million in food costs. Food costs accounted for 34.6% of the revenue, which increased year-over-year, compared to 33.1% in the second quarter of 2013.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Wendy’s Same-store Sales Expected To Be In Low Single Digits

    Analysts’ estimate for Wendy’s fourth quarter same-store sales growth is 2.6%, compared to 1.2% in the previous quarter.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Things To Keep In Mind About Shake Shack’s IPO

    Shake Shack (SHAK) filed for an initial public offering, or IPO, for $100 million through Class A common stock. Should you bite it?

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Chipotle Mexican Grill’s 3 key risks

    Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is exposed to three primary risks: price risk, interest rate risk, and currency risk.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Chipotle May Report Double-Digit Same-Store Sales Growth

    Even though analysts expect moderate same-store sales growth for Chipotle, it’s still high compared to most of the restaurant players in the industry.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why Chipotle’s general and administrative expenses increased

    Since CMG owns all of its restaurants, the G&A costs are spread over all of its units. As a percentage of sales, the G&A costs accounted for 6.6%.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why Chipotle Mexican Grill increased its menu prices

    The company raised the beef menu prices by ~9% on average and chicken prices by ~5%. This was due to price inflation, especially in beef, which the company anticipates will continue rising in the future.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why Chipotle Mexican Grill’s quarterly same-store sales spiked

    Chipotle Mexican Grill’s (CMG) same-store sales increased by 17.3% year-over-year in the second quarter. The increase in same-store sales also resulted in average sales per restaurant of $2.3 million.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know overview: Panera Bread Company’s 2Q14 earnings

    In this quarterly overview of Panera Bread Company, we’ll take a deeper look at the earnings and strategic changes that management discussed during the earnings call. This will help you understand the company and make an investment decision.

    By Adam Jones
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Consumer Confidence Impacts the Restaurant Industry

    The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index in May is 96.5 compared to 102.2 in April. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index is 88.6 in May compared to 95.9 in April.

    By Adam Jones
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    How Consumer Confidence Affects Restaurant Sales

    Rising consumer confidence among Millennials is a positive sign for restaurants including Brinker International (EAT), Noodles & Co (NDLS), and Potbelly (PBPB).

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shake Shack Pops 118% On The Stock’s Opening Day

    Shake Shack (SHAK), a recently IPO’d burger restaurant, popped 118% on its first day of trading on January 30, 2015.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Starbucks Is Expanding By Taking On Debt

    SBUX’s total debt increased from $1.3 billion to $2 billion. It issued long-term debts in 4Q13 and 1Q14. This increased the interest expense by $36 million.

    By Adam Jones
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    The concept of fast-casual restaurants

    Fast-casual restaurants are a hybrid of fast-food and casual-dining restaurants. Fast-casual restaurants are experiencing high growth with most of the players who have their locations and expansions in the United States.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why Chipotle Mexican Grill’s aggressive on unit growth

    Chipotle Mexican Grill opened a total of 45 new restaurants in the second quarter, compared to 44 new restaurants in the same quarter a year ago.

    By Adam Jones
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    Consumer

    A key tech upgrade: Understanding Chipotle’s 2014 strategy

    Chipotle revealed that it would spend $10 million on network upgrading for all restaurants to enable future improvements.

    By Stafani Wan
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    Consumer

    Must-know: Why Chipotle continues to beat estimates

    Last week, Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), the largest player in the fast-casual restaurant industry, reported its 4Q13 earnings and summarized its performance for the fiscal year.

    By Stafani Wan
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