Fast-casual dining stocks like Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread are on a tear. Over the past year, Chipotle shares have jumped 38 percent, while Panera has gained 28 percent. Buffalo Wild Wings is another hot name, rising more than 50 percent.
Despite a weak economy and rising commodity costs, these five stocks have managed to outperform their peers and the broad stock market.
California is bankrupt. The Dodgers may be going under. Gas has topped $5 in some places. The President's visit is going to screw up the 405 today. But none of these get Angelenos as worked up as this question: what's better, Five Guys or In-N-Out?
Despite the rising concerns about childhood obesity, restaurant menus for children have not changed in recent years. Mintel Menu Insights has been tracking kids menus from 2005 until present, and are seeing the same foods repeated year after year.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Most business news this week took a back seat to oil's relentless climb, but there were still some notable moments. And CNBC guests had plenty of stocks to recommend for worried investors.
Amid soaring food prices, Brent Wilsey of Wilsey Asset Management has some investment advice about restaurant companies. See his stock picks -- and pans.
It's a booyah-free zone. There goes Swifty!
Will it be Nancy, or Serge or Steven--or maybe someone else winning a $1,000,000? The Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge is winding down today. Trading stops at the closing bell, so what happens will depend on who picked the best stock or stocks--as very little money separates the top three contenders. But as we said, there could be someone back in the pack, that's picked the best stock to leapfrog over the big three.