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Is Junk Food Here to Stay?

Despite growing awareness of what we're consuming and trends toward healthier dining, we Americans still aren't ready to give up our indulgences.

Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD  ) posted blowout quarterly results last week, fueled by an 11.4% spike in same-store sales. This is no fluke. The doughnut maker has come through with 18 quarters of positive comps.¬†

Back in April, The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ: CAKE  ) -- the haven of decadence with its huge portions and massive dessert list -- also posted positive comps. Despite the general malaise in casual dining, The Cheesecake Factory is now working on its fourth year of consistently positive same-store sales.

In this video, longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz explains why consumers aren't letting go of junk food when they eat out.

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