Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.

  • Is This Premium Burger Chain Worth The Price?

    By Timothy Green - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: PNRA, RRGB, YUM

    The burger is a mainstay of the American cuisine, and competition between the companies selling them is fierce. I classify burger restaurants in three categories: cheap fast food, mid-range, and premium. The cheap fast food category is comprised of companies like McDonalds and Wendy's, with dollar menus and lower-quality ingredients. The mid-range category is a step up from fast food, with companies like privately-held Five Guys able to charge more »

  • 3 Restaurants for Your Watchlist

    By William Bias - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: DIN, RRGB, SONC | Editor's Choice

    Sometimes, you can find good investment ideas by looking at the myriad of restaurants in your neighborhood. They may not all rank with huge global restaurant chains such as McDonald’s; however, they may still be worth some of your research time. The three restaurant chains below reside in a turnaround situation that can profit the long-term shareholder.

    From pancakes and steaks

    Full service restaurant chain DineEquity (NYSE: DIN) and more »

  • Avoid These 3 Stocks Trading Near All-Time Highs As Oil Prices Surge

    By Sammy Pollack - July 13, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, JBHT, RRGB

    Over the past few weeks oil prices have moved sharply higher for a variety of reasons including tension in the middle east, lower than expected inventories, and increasing demand. So far, the stock market has not reacted negatively to this possibly negative development. However, there are specific stocks that investors should be cautious about because of rising oil prices.

    Delta Airlines Inc (NYSE: DAL) shares are flying high on the 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 »

  • The Best Burger (Stocks) in America

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, RRGB, WEN

    We Americans just love our burgers. If you want to start a lively argument just opine that such and such makes the best burger. Google "best burger in America" and you get over 35 million results.

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ: RRGB) and the big three, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) and Burger King Worldwide (NYSE: BKW), are falling over themselves to create the zenith, the pinnacle 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 »

  • Is Chuy's Worth a Bite?

    By Mark Holder - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, CHUY, RRGB

    After a recent visit to the local Chuy’s (NASDAQ: CHUY) restaurant, it became clear that the company is on a successful path. Even arriving after 1pm for lunch, the restaurant had a five-minute wait, an unheard of scenario in this area. The most disappointing part of the lunch was missing that the stock went public last summer and has already gained more than 170% before even putting together the more »

  • Buy These Great Casual Dining Stocks

    By Michael Douglass - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: DRI, RRGB, RT

    Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ: RRGB) both have a compelling investment story to tell. Red Robin needs no further explanation beyond its name; Darden operates a portfolio of casual dining concepts, including Longhorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster, and Olive Garden.

    Both of these companies would make excellent additions to your portfolio based on your investing preference – Darden is slower-growing but safer (and it pays a dividend more »

  • 3 Small Cap Restaurants With Great Potential

    By Michael Carter - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: DFRG, NATH, RRGB

    Small cap stocks are generally defined as stocks that have a market cap between $250 million to $1-$2 billion, although this range varies on your source. Nevertheless, small-cap stocks have two key advantages for the individual investor. First, there is a large opportunity to beat institutional investors like mutual funds. This is because mutual funds have restrictions that limit them from buying large portions of any one issuer’s more »

  • The Burger Wars and Who's Winning

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, BKW, MCD, RRGB

    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), the world's largest fast food chain, is fighting on several fronts from casual dining restaurant chains and private burger up-and-comers to its usual rivals in the burger biz as the line blurs between the quick serve and fast casual concepts.

    A battle for market share

    McDonald's just reported Q1 earnings on April 19. Analyst Michael Kelter of Goldman Sachs mentioned the elephant in the more »

  • Is a Casual Dining Recovery Under Way?

    By RJ Towner - February 23, 2013 | Tickers: RRGB, TXRH

    On Tuesday, casual dining firms Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH) and Red Robin (NASDAQ: RRGB) announced fourth-quarter results that were better than consensus expectations. This begs the question: could a prolonged slump in casual dining be nearing an end? Let’s take a look.

    Texas Roadhouse

    For the fourth quarter, Texas Roadhouse posted revenue growth of 12% year-over-year to $310 million, well above consensus estimates. The firm earned $0.19 per more »

  • Were these Post-Earnings Reactions Fundamentally Justified?

    By Brian Nichols - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: DAKT, GPI, RRGB

    Earnings and earning-related news is the number one catalyst for stock movement. A strong quarter can dictate the direction of a stock for the following three months as can a bad quarter; in the past I have written in detail about such subjects, a domino effect following a strong or bad quarter. However, sometimes the market gets it wrong, and stocks trend incorrectly. Therefore, I am looking at three big more »

  • Is This Company in Your Portfolio's Menu

    By Sidhi Kharkia - January 4, 2013 | Tickers: EAT, GCFB, KONA, RRGB

    Here, in this article I am going to write about America's that iconic chain restaurant that in 2012 managed to land itself on the FORTUNE  "100 Best Companies to Work For"  list for the second year in a row and is the only full-service restaurant company to ever appear on the list. Its restaurant brands - Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie more »

  • Most Impressive Companies of this Earnings Season (Part 2)

    By Brian Nichols - December 4, 2012 | Tickers: AMCC, DV, GTIV, RRGB, WNC

    During an earnings season that was marked with a trend of conservative spending and slow growth there are some companies that broke the trend with breakout quarters. Last week I looked at the top five earning performers of this last quarter, and made an assessment based on the information. In this article we’re looking at the runner-ups, and determining the best way to play each stock.



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  • Buy Buffalo Wild Wings To Help Your Portfolio Soar

    By Steve Symington - December 3, 2012 | Tickers: BWLD, CMG, RRGB, YUM | Editor's Choice

    I have a confession to make.

    As an investor, I suffer from an insatiable appetite for finding responsible, growing companies with sustainable competitive advantages in their industries.  It's a problem, really; I have trouble doing anything without pausing to break down the investment potential of any given situation.

    I'm also a relatively big guy with a propensity for gravitating toward sports, beer, and great food.  You can only more »

  • Do These Results Have You Seeing Red?

    By Chad Henage - November 7, 2012 | Tickers: BJRI, EAT, BWLD, RRGB

    There is no question the restaurant industry is a tough business. However, this type of stocks were some of the favourites of famous investor Peter Lynch. He said he liked restaurants because they were easy to understand and easy to follow. They essentially just need to have a good menu, generate success in one area and then duplicate this success as they expand. As long as the company shows positive same-store sales and doesn't take on too much debt, usually positive results will follow. What is crazy is how simple this formula is, yet how many companies have failed to follow this plan. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ: RRGB) is one such company.

  • This Bird Is Beginning to Sing

    By Chad Henage - September 5, 2012 | Tickers: EAT, BWLD, RRGB

    Anytime I'm introduced to a new restaurant concept, one of the first questions that pops into my mind is, is this a public company? The problem is, just because the company is public and the restaurant is busy, doesn't necessarily mean it's a good investment. Initially my perception of Red Robin Gourmet Burger (NASDAQ: RRGB) was a positive one. The restaurant offered multiple types of burgers along with other reasonably priced entrees, as well as some unique drink offerings and popular side dishes. However, when I found out the company was public, I initially was turned off by the relatively high amount of long-term debt, and seemingly lackluster growth. I am pleased to report that based on the company's recent earnings release the story has improved.

  • Red Robin Ready To Fly?

    By Chad Henage - June 7, 2012 | Tickers: EAT, BWLD, RRGB

    To be blunt, I've always been more impressed with Red Robin's (NASDAQ: RRGB) restaurants than their stock. My biggest issue with Red Robin was, the company carried too much debt, and didn't utilize the idea of franchising their restaurants enough. While their burgers are great, the financials were not and I stayed away. The company recently reported quarterly earnings, and I'm happy to say that it looks like management is beginning to fix some of these issues.

  • Investing 101: Balance Sheet – Stockholders Equity

    By Chad Henage - February 22, 2012 | Tickers: BWLD, PFCB, RRGB

    More losses in the stock market are caused by not knowing how to evaluate a company's fundamentals. When it comes to analyzing a company you need to know what is on their balance sheet. I'll walk you through some of the basics, and give you an example of how this relates to your finances to make things easier. 

  • Will Red Robin Continue to Sizzle?

    By Michael Finarelli - February 7, 2012 | Tickers: MCD, RRGB

    Corporate turnarounds can do wonders for a stock’s price, especially when they are aggressively pursued by large institutional activist investors. Take the case of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ: RRGB).  Over the last several years Red Robin has battled against rising food inflation costs, weak sales, intensifying competition, and a fair dose of poor management. It didn’t take long for this deadly combination of ingredients to show up more »