Welcome to the Fool Cafe
Want to sit at a table, or would you prefer a booth by the window? Don't mind the debris. It's almost edible, actually. Look over the menu while I tell you about today's specials.
What's going on? Well, after seeing Wendy's
Success doesn't seem to be a factor. Applebee's is trading near a new all-time high even though it has posted four straight quarters of negative comps. The same goes for Wendy's, even though the burger chain closed out its latest quarter with fewer restaurants than when it started the quarter.
So what are you waiting for? Get that apron on and help me put out that grease fire in the kitchen. We've got some serious money to make, even if we are lousy cooks.
An Apple a quarter keeps that chip off your shoulder
Kudos to our own Anders Bylund for taking Apple
Sure, moving 100 million iPods since the inception of the portable music player is impressive. Hitting the $100 mark is pretty cool for a company that was barely trading above its cash balance before the iPod came out in 2001. But will we ever see another 100 out of Apple, as in 100% PC market share? Don't bet on it, even with those cool "I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC" ads.
Is there a greeter in the house?
It's not a bad move for the world's largest retailer, though I keep getting funny images in my head. I'm picturing someone who falls and breaks his leg, and then waits to be seen while he stands underneath a "falling prices" sign. Then we have the unsavory thoughts of Sam's Choice tongue depressors or pacemakers. I hope it never gets to that.
I'd get sick to my stomach, and there'd go the Fool Cafe, my friend.
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look back. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.