The following video is from Friday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion, with host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser, James Early, and Ron Gross.
In this segment, the guys discuss two major restaurant stocks making headlines this week after reporting earnings, Chipotle (NYSE: CMG ) and Panera (NASDAQ: PNRA ) . Chipotle's fourth-quarter profit was up nearly 7%, slightly below expectations, while Panera's Q4 revenue was up 15%, and it grew its same store sales by 5%. Our analysts talk about which company had the more impressive quarter, and whether these are still going to be growth stocks going forward.
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The relevant video segment can be found between 6:09 and 8:52.