BJ's Restaurants

  • How Does Buffalo Wild Wings Revenue Growth Compare?

    By Art Crabtree - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, DIN, TXRH

    How does Buffalo Wild Wings revenue growth compare to other casual dining restaurant chains? Of the four restaurant chains; Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD), Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH), BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ: BJRI), and DineEquity Inc. (NYSE: DIN); which one has the superior future revenue growth prospects?

    All four casual dining restaurant chains have recently reported their second-quarter earnings for 2013. The table below compares several revenue and growth metrics more »

  • These 3 Restaurants Stopped Serving Up Growth

    By J.A. Graham - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, IRG, PNRA

    Three restaurant growth stories reported disappointing second quarter numbers, and investors could not get out fast enough – price per share dropped swiftly on heavy volume. The three charts are interchangeable and a potent reminder of just how fast the herd can turn, and the subsequent effects on stock prices.

    Ignite fizzles

    Ignite Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: IRG) announced preliminary second quarter results that failed to spark investor interest, and the share more »

  • What Happens When These Growth Stories Stop?

    By Jon Quast - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, CMG, PNRA, CAKE | Editor's Choice

    Over the past several years, we have witnessed some explosive growth stories unfolding in the restaurant sector. A handful of restaurants are crushing the market.

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    These restaurants are growing by expanding their chains faster than many competitors. Yet this growth causes investors to wonder: "When will these chains stop expanding, and what happens when they do?"

    Past growth

    To fully appreciate the growth, we need to more »

  • This Company Is On a Blazing Run

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, YUM

    A pleasant part of due diligence can be actually visiting a business worth investigating. It had been a while since I ate at Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD). I wanted to see how busy it was, menu prices, and customer mix on an early Saturday evening around dinnertime, as opposed to a major sporting event.

    Wings.beer.sports

    The company has 407 company-owned and operated restaurants and 525 franchised ones more »

  • Noodles Paying Down Debt Instead of Buying Growth

    By Jon Quast - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, CMG, NDLS, PNRA

    The exciting IPO is back baby! It seems like a galaxy far far away since the thrill of LinkedIn's opening day. After a string of other lackluster initial public offerings, Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) stole the show last week by nearly tripling in price. Some bulls say Noodles is the next Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG). Some bears say the company is overpriced. Either way, I say the company more »

  • Restaurants Move Beyond Burgers; Is It a Good Time to Buy?

    By Todd Campbell - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, RRGB, YUM

    The restaurant industry had to innovate to survive during the last recession and those innovations are translating into healthy profits as the economy improves.

    The industry is traditionally cutthroat. Stores are expensive to build and operate and margins can be razor thin, especially when grain and cattle prices rally. As a result, Fools need carefully consider restaurants, which tend to have seasonal sales and profit cycles.

    However, if you're more »

  • Where Did My Money Go?

    By David Paxton - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, CMG, CHUY

    As an investor I believe it is vital to the success of my portfolio that I understand the financial health of each of the companies that I own. With this in mind, I would like to share a fast and easy exercise that I perform for each of the stocks that I own. This exercise will give every investor the answer to my opening question...Where did my money go more »

  • Two Small-Cap Restaurant Stocks Making Big Bets

    By Tom Winner - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: ARKR, BJRI, BWLD, IRG

    While most restaurant stocks grow earnings by increasing the number of locations, Ark Restaurants Corp (NASDAQ: ARKR) and Ignite Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: IRG) are two small-cap companies that have taken a different approach. Ark is betting that a casino will eventually be built in Northern New Jersey, and has negotiated for rights to manage food operations at the planned site. Ignite recently purchased Romano’s Macaroni Grill, a brand that more »

  • Don't Miss Out on These Specialty Diners

    By Mark Yagalla - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, RRGB

    The trend in the restaurant industry is toward fast, casual specialty diners with great food and a great atmosphere. Restaurants that serve beer, pizza, hamburgers and wings represent the flavors of America that diners keep coming back for. These restaurants have developed their own unique concept and have tremendous growth potential.

    A restaurant and a brewhouse together

    BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ: BJRI) is a chain of casual-dining restaurants that offers more »

  • The Practically Perfect Pasta IPO

    By J.A. Graham - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, CMG, PNRA

    Noodles & Company looked like it might be the perfect pasta IPO, but sadly has a few flaws that keep it from being the next Chipotle (NYSE: CMG). Everyone is always looking for the next Chipotle and each new restaurant chain going public makes us hope this is the one. Noodles & Company comes close but falls a little short. It may still be investment-worthy depending on the opening price.

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  • Why You Need This Restaurant Stock in Your Portfolio

    By Jon Quast - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, MCD, TXRH, THI

    We are all searching for that one stock that exponentially grows our investment. If you are looking for such a play in the restaurant sector, I can recommend one to you. This company has rewarded shareholders over the last five years with 200% returns, yet it's still not too late to get in. Actually -- as you will see -- the biggest growth for this company is still in the future more »

  • If This Is The New Normal, This Company Is In Trouble

    By Chad Henage - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, EAT, CMG, PNRA | Editor's Choice

    If the last several years have taught most companies one thing, it's to make sure you are staffed correctly. When the Great Recession began, thousands of companies were forced to eliminate positions to save money. While it's painfully slow for the economy to heal itself, in the end, “right-sizing” a workforce is tremendously important to a company's future. Unfortunately, not all companies learned this lesson, and BJ more »

  • 3 Restaurant Earnings Reports You Shouldn't Miss

    By Austin Higgins - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, TXRH

    Last week, there were a few restaurant companies that posted quarterly earnings. Here is a breakdown of three of them to pay attention to, and what their outlook will be in the future. 

    This one doesn't taste well

    Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) posted its first-quarter earnings report on April 29. Earnings per share missed analyst expectations by $0.12. Actual earnings came in at $0.87 per share more »

  • Family-Style Dining, Beer on the Side

    By Ash Anderson - April 27, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, DRI

    If you have yet to eat lunch, I’d definitely recommend you do so. This article will leave you feeling hungry for food and hungry for investment. We’re going to be taking a look at three beloved restaurant chains that layer the contiguous United States.

    On deck, we have one of my favorite places to go and relax, Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD). We’ll follow up the chicken more »

  • Are the Estimates for These Stocks Justified?

    By Zain Abbas - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, DNKN, SBUX

    I have a list of another three stocks belonging to the restaurant industry that are reporting on the same day. However, this time, the investing theme is a bit different. Lately, bears have grunted over the Street’s bullish estimates on companies belonging to this sector. Let’s see if the following three stocks belong to the same category or not. If yes, then are the bears’ concerns justified?

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  • Two Reasons to Pay Attention to this Blooming Stock

    By Austin Higgins - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BLMN, RT

    The restaurant industry has seen a lot of growth but there are challenges ahead. Consumers have been hit with a new payroll tax this January. In response, many have scaled back on dining out. So investors need to be extra careful when looking at this industry for investment opportunities. There may be one that still fits the bill.

    Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN) operates a variety of restaurants in the United more »

  • This Restaurant Group Is Stuck in the Middle, But Still a Buy

    By Reuben Brewer - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, EAT, DRI

    The casual dining segment of the restaurant industry has been feeling the pinch of a consumer spending pull back. That, however, may signal a buying opportunity in stocks like Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI), Brinker International (NYSE: EAT), and BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ: BJRI).

    A bad six months

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    The last six months or so haven't been very good to the casual dining group. Some of the more »

  • This Restaurant Group Is Stuck In The Middle, But Still A Buy

    By Reuben Brewer - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, EAT, DRI

    The casual dining segment of the restaurant industry has been feeling the pinch of a consumer spending pull back. That, however, may signal a buying opportunity in stocks like Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI), Brinker International (NYSE: EAT), and BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ: BJRI).

    A Bad Six Months

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    The last six months or so haven't been very good to the casual dining group. Some of the more »

  • C'mon Ignite, Light My Fire

    By J.A. Graham - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, CMG, IRG, PNRA

    Ignite Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: IRG) is a recent IPO listing in May 2012. The business has two separate concepts: Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap. Joe’s is the biggest part of IRG’s business with 129 restaurants and Brick House has 15 restaurants. Both of them are casual dining.

     IRG hit a high of just over $19 shortly following the IPO. By mid-July it dropped to more »

  • Cheesecake Factory and BJ’s Restaurants Buck the Earlier Trend

    By RJ Towner - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, CAKE

    We’ve received fairly consistent guidance from the casual dining space recently, with chains generally anticipating 1.5% to 3% same-store sales growth, countered with higher input costs. This is by no means incredibly bullish for the US economy, but we are happy to see firms looking for growth (even though the broader signals point to mediocre expansion). We aren’t fans of the space in particular, but if we see results accelerate (or slow) materially, it could be a sign of broader strength (or weakness).

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