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Notable macro data points, news items, and price action pertaining to the restaurant space.

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Subsectors

Food Retail is has outperformed over the last day, week, and two weeks as Food Processors continue to lag peer food, beverage, and restaurant spaces.

THE HBM: MCD, SONC, CMG, DRI - subsectors fbr

QUICK SERVICE

  • MCD Canada is to spend $1 billion to renovate all of its locations in Canada in effort to take market share.  Testing has already proven a success with traffic in reimaged restaurants growing close to double-digits.
  • SONC was cut to “Market Perform” at William Blair. 
  • CMG’s second London location is now open on Baker Street in the Marylebone district.

CASUAL DINING

  • DRI preannounced 1QFY12 EPS at $0.78 versus $0.87 consensus but reaffirmed FY12 EPS guidance of 12-15% EPS growth.  Sales trends were disappointing at Olive Garden in June, July and August (prelim. August number).  See our post from this morning for more details.
  • DRI was cut to “Outperform” from Raymond James versus “Strong Buy”.  The price target was cut to $52 from $62.

THE HBM: MCD, SONC, CMG, DRI - stocks 97

Howard Penney

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Rory Green

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