The Top 5 Socially Responsible Consumer Goods Investments for Summer 2014
Corporate social responsibility has become a growing concern for some investors. Many choices in the consumer goods sector balance ethics and profits.
Why This Casual-Dining Company Could Become the Next Restaurant Giant
Most casual-dining restaurants aren't doing well because they are losing customers and can't find the right locations to house their operations. Kona Grill has done well on these two counts, which makes it a candidate for next big thing in the industry.
Bravo Brio Might Be On to Something
Casual-dining restaurants are caught in a malaise, but this Italian eatery may have found a niche.
Top Restaurant Chains Serving Healthier Dishes
Consumer concerns about health and wellness continue to shape the food-service sector. And there are a number of opportunities for investors looking to buy into the trend.
Can This Italian Restaurant Group Weather the Storm?
When a company reports disappointing financial results, investors should assess if uncontrollable factors were responsible and whether company fundamentals are strong. In the case of Bravo Brio Restaurant, its financial performance was impacted by bad weather and it has a sound business model with the customer needs in mind.
Who's Serving Up the Best Operating Performance -- Darden, Brinker, or Bravo Brio?
Despite the steadily improving economy, consumers are proving to be finicky eaters. They're rewarding some restaurant chains with greater customer traffic while patronizing others less frequently than before -- as shown by the varying results for Darden Restaurants, Brinker International, and Bravo Brio Restaurant.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Has the Recipe for Continued Success
As consumers remain cautious about spending, restaurant chains have reported varying degrees of success -- but Chipotle Mexican Grill has still been a star performer.
Why Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Their Casual-Dining Bretheren Are Endangered Species
Can casual dining chains, such as Darden's Red Lobster and Olive Garden, Bravo Brio, and BJ's Restaurant withstand changes in consumer sentiment?
Good Food and Good Times -- But Are They Good Stocks?
Although restaurant chains are not operating under ideal economic circumstances, the combination of fresh dining concepts in the right markets is still a recipe for profitability.