The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence survey may have been down sharply in February and flat in March, but you'd never know it by looking at restaurant sales.
Fool contributor Dave Marino-Nachison reported yesterday that Jack in the Box
Sales aren't just booming at Jack's, or just on the left coast and in the South. National heavyweight Wendy's
Up a level, systemwide gains in same-store sales at Outback Steakhouse
Sales like these will certainly drive earnings. Jack in the Box's operating margins of 6.1% trail the 17% margins of powerhouse McDonald's
A combination of excellent sales growth and prospects led Landry's
With consumer confidence stagnating and gasoline prices at all-time highs, you'd think consumers would be eating out less. Instead, restaurant sales are booming. For investors looking for new opportunities, the menu of restaurant stocks is a good place to start.
Fool contributor W.D. Crotty owns stock in McDonald's and Yum! Brands, and loves to visit their local restaurants.