Chipotle or Panera: Which Is the Better Buy?

The fast-casual dining sector is the place to be in the restaurant industry these days. Full-service eateries such as Darden Restaurants' (NYSE: DRI  ) Olive Garden and Red Lobster brands are fighting with rivals over a flat market, and even fast-food titans such as McDonald's (NYSE: MCD  ) can't manage much growth.

In the following video, Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos sizes up two fast-casual companies that are growing: Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG  ) and Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA  ) . Looking at their recent performance in light of their stock valuations, Demitrios says that, while neither one is cheap, Panera looks like the better buy -- assuming its recent growth slowdown is just temporary.  

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