After spending much of the past year and a half at a mediocre three-star rank, Buffalo Wild Wings
While competing restaurants such as Panera Bread
An uptick in business among other restaurants could be a sign of increased consumer appetite for spending a little more money dining out. The Cheesecake Factory
Some CAPS members remain convinced there's potential for continued growth through Buffalo Wild Wings' expansion plans, with a long-term goal of 1,000 locations in the U.S. and a unit growth target for 2010 of 13% to 15%. It's not the only restaurant moving ahead with growth plans; BJ's Restaurants is eyeing double-digit capacity growth in 2010 and 2011 as well.
Investors also think Buffalo Wild Wings' conservative balance sheet increases its chances of success. While fast-food chain Wendy's/Arby's Group
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Fool contributor Dave Mock recently upgraded his usual Chipotle steak burrito with tomatillo sauce. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Chipotle Mexican Grill is a Rule Breakers pick. Buffalo Wild Wings and Chipotle Mexican Grill are Motley Fool Hidden Gems selections. The Fool owns shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill. The Fool's disclosure policy just can't bring itself to have any sort of wings without a frosty beer alongside.