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Recent articles

Bad News For McDonald's: Your Franchisees Are Angry

McDonald's franchisee woes could be more problematic than Burger Kings 2010 spat.


Does China Food Scare Mean Big Trouble for KFC?

New food-quality concerns in China will likely hurt Yum! Brands' KFC chain more than McDonald's.

Will Better Sales Boost Costco Wholesale's Bottom Line?

Costco's June sales numbers look a lot better than Wal-Mart's Sams Club. Will it matter?


Potbelly Needs to Change Its Story

Potbelly hasn't lived up to its pre-IPO hype of becoming the "next Chipotle."


Yum! Brands Earnings Call: 2 Key Things to Watch

On July 16, we'll see if Yum! is stealing breakfast sales from McDonald's.

3 Things You Didn't Know About Coke

Coca-Cola is battling PepsiCo, and changing consumer trends, at the same time.


3 Things You Didn't Know About Costco

Here's what makes Costco different than Wal-Mart.


Costco Wholesale Gets New Life

Costco's June numbers are helping it continue its lead on Wal-Mart's Sam's Club.

Here's Some More Bad News for McDonald's and Yum! Brands

The most recent fast-food survey by Consumer Reports has some news for McDonald's and Yum! Brands... and it's not good.


2 Red Flags in Potbelly's Growth Story

Potbelly lacks some of the traits that have made Chipotle, Starbucks, and other restaurant chains great.

Economy Gains 288,000 Jobs... Will Korn/Ferry or Kelly Services Benefit?

Both Korn/Ferry and Kelly Services could be good investments today.

Should You Swim With PetSmart's New Shark?

Activist Investors are looking to shake-up PetSmart. Can this pet store swim with the sharks?

Why Ken Fisher Would Love Costco over Walmart and Target

Target, Wal-Mart, and Costco all look like Super Stocks. Here's why Ken Fisher would choose Costco first.

2 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Costco

Buying Costco instead of Wal-Mart and Target? Ask yourself these two questions first.

Coach (Still) Shouldn't be Paying a Dividend

When it comes to its dividend Coach should be more like Michael Kors, and less like RadioShack.


Is Nathan's Famous the Next Great Restaurant Stock?

Is Nathan's Famous more similar to Krispy Kreme or Chipotle?


Is CarMax Growing or Dying?

When CarMax reports this Friday we'll know if it's growing, and fending off competitors like AutoNation.

1 Smart Value Tool Says Gap and PetSmart are a "Buy"

Gap and PetSmart look cheap by this little known valuation tool.

Why Ross Stores and TJX Companies are Cheaper Than Kohl's

Ross Stores and TJX Companies are cheaper than Kohl's when you look beyond the P/E.

Would Brick House Tavern + Tap, Longhorn Steakhouse or Olive Garden be Good Spin-Offs?

Brick House Tavern + Tap and Longhorn Steakhouse should be spun-off from Darden Restaurants and Ignite Restaurant Group.